Live Virtual Group Session: 11Am EDT June 12th 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined for this session!

Our text for this session was the poem Spring” by Maya C. Popa, posted below.

Our prompt for this session was: “Write about time passing.”

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"Spring" by Maya C. Popa

Time persists, yes, I can see there are new branches.

The grass, first in a line of transformations,
seemingly risen overnight.

Color is pouring back into the hours,
or forgiveness, whatever the case may be.

With one decisive tug at the earth, the robin’s drawn forth
a shimmering worm,

with such precision, it is almost a cruel pleasure.

This, the nightmare we dreamed but did not wake from.

Time is passing, I concede. A squirrel leaps
from one branch to another.

A hawk studies the field at dusk.

The park announces the season over and over
to no one,

and the silence cranes to listen.

Terraces of light now that the day is longer.

When joy comes, will I be ready, I wonder.

One thought on “Live Virtual Group Session: 11Am EDT June 12th 2021

  1. Write about time passing~~~

    Days passed by without scarcely being noticed.
    Sunrises, sunsets following each other in an endless chain.
    Confinement of body and spirit evoking a somber tone of existence.
    The usual joyful song of the wren is subdued, as the world pauses in silence.

    I long for the verdant green grasses of summer.
    The brilliant colors of the peony and lily.
    The welcoming warmth of the sun calling all forth to become part of the living.

    Free again, living without restraint, stretching my arms wide open to take in all that life offers me.
    I am ready, let the excitement begin.


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