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by Sally Belenardo
From "Jacob's Garden"

wiry vines
enclosed stones
near gravel paths,

encircled pines
and hemlocks,
reached tendrils
over rocks,

softened the granite hill
with a dense trembling
of shiny darkness,

oval leaves

spread before us
the first flowers - shiver
hugging snow-wet ground

smiles up

on our winter-pinched

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Getting a taste of God's creation as it should be!

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