Early April, Spring finding her way.
Birds return from their journey and lay
Their path to new life.
winged songs fill the day.
Then Mother Nature takes a turn . . .
seems she’s gone astray
As snow fills the sky, seemed no end.
Heavy, wet, white covered limbs bend
Toward the Earth. How do they hold
The weight, as pines fold?
But skies clear in the night.
Moon illuminates the woods as a bright
Serene vision in view.
A tale that a day of April snow drew.
Now as dawn stretches through the sky,
An image aglow . . .
sun’s warmth reaches out and snow takes flight.
As limbs spring back to reach for the sunrise
. . . While across the ocean, smoke begins to rise.
. . . An ancient place of worship cries.
Soon flames engulf Notre Dame . . . fire fills the sky.
And around the Earth, eyes watch with sadness
Flames engulf the cathedral’s attic.
An attic built from a “Forest of Trees.”
Reflect back to “the snow covered woods”
as warmth begins to ease
The weight, sun shining bright.
While a smoke covered sky takes away the light.
Scene so surreal, a 750 ton spire
Slowly falls with flames from the fire.
Notre Dame ablaze, is their any hope?
Firefighters scramble to salvage items that history wrote.
. . . And the birds begin to spread their wings.
Snow melting, as the day warms, they sing.
While water upon the cathedral pours.
They strive to stop the rage, as the fire roars
Its last sounds.
The walls still stand.
Hope in the hearts of humans across the land . . .
a time of sorrow and rising
Fills the Earth, Spring inspiring.
A cathedral stands tall though battered . . .
And upon the snow melting woods, branches are scattered.
From the weight of an April snow.
Recall a moonlit night aglow
And Notre Dame as she now appears.
Still with hope and faith . . .
into the rising she again steers.
©️ Lin Frog April 17, 2019