Thursday, May 7, 2015

giving birth

For months, 
the secret was held;
held firmly within 
its winter bud,
now unlocked by 
the keys of spring,
on this day in early May.

So much potential packed 

into the tip of a twig.

Giving birth to samaras;

winged seeds 
capable of flight,

giving birth to 

an infancy of leaves,
golden in the morning light,
eager to grow green 
and expand.

Life bursting from buds;

the secret is out:
the Creator
giving birth
to new creation.
© 2015 Richard Havenga

Photo Location:

Chief Hazy Cloud Park - Grand River - Ada, Michigan

Silver Maple - Acer saccharinum