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8021(Panhala) Groundhog Day by Lynn Ungar

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  • wdestiny44@aol.com
    Feb 2, 2011
      Groundhog Day
      Celebrate this unlikely oracle,
      this ball of fat and fur,
      whom we so mysteriously endow
      with the power to predict spring.
      Let's hear it for the improbable heroes who,
      frightened at their own shadows,
      nonetheless unwittingly work miracles.
      Why shouldn't we believe
      this peculiar rodent holds power
      over sun and seasons in his stubby paw?
      Who says that God is all grandeur and glory?
      Unnoticed in the earth, worms
      are busily, brainlessly, tilling the soil.
      Field mice, all unthinking, have scattered
      seeds that will take root and grow.
      Grape hyacinths, against all reason,
      have been holding up green shoots beneath the snow.
      How do you think spring arrives?
      There is nothing quieter, nothing
      more secret, miraculous, mundane.
      Do you want to play your part
      in bringing it to birth? Nothing simpler.
      Find a spot not too far from the ground
      and wait.
      ~ Lynn Ungar ~
      (Blessing the Bread)
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