Return Its Reason
When Spring newly arrives this week,
It'll come spirited on wings of equal hours,
Spring Equinox, time ancients' wisdom seek.
They knew of energy pent up in flowers.
Days stretch out as dark of night retreats,
The energy of Sun rays work their wonder :
Bud swell, leafing, unfolding, fruiting sweets.
Worlds over husband : clouds, rain, thunder.
Summer gives way to Autumn's harvest time :
Garden edibles, root crops, nuts, fruits, grain.
Setting earlier, rising later, Sun's lower climb
Ushers in the Autumnal Equinox, Fall's claim.
Orbits are on circular paths, as are our seasons,
Everything in motion, circling, return its reasons.
Ronald C. Downie
An English Sonnet