Imbolc 2015

I paused along my morning walk
to hang out with one of my favorite trees
along my path...

My body fits perfectly into
the curve of its trunk,
 my feet rest upon roots extended above ground
while my arms wrap around,
clasping my hands on the other side...
I can feel the sap
new life emerging at the tip
of each and every branch...

I was told today
that rain is forecast for this coming weekend...
How I hope and long
for this utterance to be true...

It is my wish,
this day of Imbolc,
that rain eases the plight of our parched West Coast
and brings us this oh so needed water
at this mid-point between
Winter and Spring...