Green Fires

Green Fires

The land is ablaze

it’s sparkling in green

what used to be dreary plains

are now vibrant bushes of life

some trees are iced still

while others are swaying in the wind


The haze is gone

and mountains have appeared

they’re less distant than we’d have imagined

here, at hand reach

bringing their own presence to the landscape


Do you rejoice as much as I do

of the fruit of all our labors

is your heart beating in tune with mine

while contemplating this nascent view