Rains come to replenish the earth
and snows melt into tiny streams
while tears cleanse the heart whose hope
is in the promise of spring.

Waterfalls splash and tumble and fall
in beauty and speed and trust,
with no fear of losing themselves,
gaining power through every act of giving.

Rivers rise and threaten those
who stand in their path,
thinking they can control them,

While the thirsty,
driven panting and braying to the depths,
drink their fill in awe and adoring gratitude.

From the ocean water, the first earth life —
From the rain water, preservation of life —
From the womb water, individual life —
From the well of living water, new soul life . . .


(See also Fall/Fire, Winter/Wind, and Summer/Earth in the series “Seasons”)


About Nancy Smith

Nancy Smith has 20 years’ experience in technical writing and management in software companies. She also has more than 20 years in Christian ministry as an educator, course designer, retreat leader, spiritual director, pastor, and coach. A United Methodist Deacon, Smith has her M.Div. from Boston University. She is a graduate of the Guild for Spiritual Guidance, and is certified in Spiritual Direction and Retreat Leadership from Boston College.
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