In The Interim, Rev. Marlene Walker, March 2018

I love the month of March – and not just because it’s my birth month. I love it because it so often is that tipping point month when the balance finally begins to shift winter to spring. I watch daily for each hint of green poking up from the muddy earth and I’ve already begun to notice that buds on the trees are beginning to swell. And most importantly I celebrate with each noticing. And with each moment of celebration my spirit rejoices and I feel lighter. Yes, if you have not guessed I am not a winter person!

I discovered this poem by e.e. cummings in high school and it has described my love of this month of balance ever since.

I invite you to join me this month in looking for spring, to watch the shift in balance as the season changes.

And celebrate it!

[in Just-]

BY E. E. CUMMINGS

in Just-
spring     when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles     far     and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far     and     wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it’s
Spring
and

the

goat-footed

balloonMan    whistles
far
and
wee

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