Tu B'Shevat Poem

Found In: Tu b'Shevat

Smells of rain on sidewalks,
Of sun soaking up water droplets
And evaporating them into wind,
Of atmospheric changes.

Visions of budding leaves
Here and there enlivening
The winter-scape which begins
Its fade into spring tide.
 
A glimpse of spring, a glimpse of
Happiness, playfulness, and joy
Peeking through the unfolding leaves
Of the flowering fruit trees.
 
Memories of a Jerusalem hillside
Like flowing floating yards and yards of
Swiss dotted fabric blooming into
A multitude of blossoming almond flowers. 
 
With the tithing of the trees,
And the flowing of the sap,
With the lengthening of days,
Comes the celebration of life.