today i saw quite a wonderful thing,
there, on my window, the first bug of spring.
as i opened the door to shoo it away,
it flew off with a wink, and i heard it say:
"oh, red are the roots of the cormorant tree,
and orange the sap that flows all through me,
yellow's the color of all that is fair,
and green is a ribbon to wear in your hair.
blue are the clouds when the moonlight is bright,
and indigo sings like a nightingale's flight;
violet's the color of all that you are,
and clear is the love that shines through the stars..."
annie kelleher, march 08.
and in the spirit of aloha friday, gentle readers, what's your favorite thing about Spring?
and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.