Beyond these hellish heated days, late spring,
Pigments deepen their hues, colors surface.
Chlorophyll's still working, life's force she'll bring
To dominate landscape is green's purpose.
Spring gives way to summer's growing season :
Warm nights, warmer days, occasional rain ;
Sap flowing up new formed stalks, the reason
Plants create oxygen, Man's outright gain.
The browns of fall loom horizons over
A bountiful Earth spent of production.
Energy accumulates in sober
Soils building up for next year's growth action.
Why life ? Why us ? Life's process ours alone ?
It works ! We,re here ! Planet Earth is our home !
Ronald C. Downie
An English Sonnet