The Ying and the Yang conspire within yet again, as northern hemisphere memories and southern hemisphere realities meld and vie for supremacy. The shade of gray that results will depend on the amount of white mixed in with the black. Heraclitus, that distant relative smiles and, yes it’s April once again…
April in the Antipodes
My heart stirs silently like a seed, Swollen, its thirst slaked after a long Winter’s rains. Green vibrant juices begin to flow Under a cracking husk. I feel within me rise Spring’s viridian sap; Life awakens yet again, The seed must germinate, the flower must bloom. The clock within has struck the hour.
But all the Spring that I conceal within Each April dies as Antipodean moon Wanes, waxes cold, looking at me Up in the sky fixed upended.
The burgeoning cotyledons every April will unfurl, In cold grey Autumn skies and chilling winds They find no shelter, no encouragement. The first, emerald-green leaves will wither, As yet another seedling lies shrivelled up, yellow, unfulfilled. Sleep yet again my Northern April, As Winter, Winter follows, Spring merely poetic licence...
I have been blogging daily on this platform for several years now. It is surprising that I have persisted as the world is changing and "microblogging" is now the norm. I blog to amuse myself, make comment on current affairs, externalise some of my creativity, keep notes on things that interest me, learn something new and to surprise myself with things that I discover about this wonderful, and sometimes crazy, world we live in.
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