The Promise of Spring
By Norm Olson, Nikiski
That morning, yes that morning when
The sun in its golden-gray cast
Rose differently this day than the last
And promised, yes promised again.
The matted and dark-covered ground
Of old snow and ice piled high,
In the shadows of that bright dawning sky,
With drip, drip, drip now the sound.
A billowy white cloud floated near
And a final snowflake plummeted down
But nowhere was it to be found
Now just a drop washing earth as a tear.