A giant pendulum in the cosmos swings
by Robert Charles Howard
and galactic pinwheels circle in the aether.
The vernal equinox brings fairer weather
as gentle rains sire life's new springings.
Crocuses push the snow aside, a skylark sings
of light and darkness held in equal measure.
Then pastel fingers on the boughs appear
as flora bloom and fauna ply their matings.
The softened fields embrace the tillers’ blades
sowing seeds for the ever nourishing sun
to raise to golden fields of finest wheat.
The pendulum swings once more as summer fades.
Our Earthly axis seeks a cool inflection
as farmers hail the harvest now complete.
December, 2006 - revised July,2010