After the Rains, a Day in May on Mayfair

Of Fathering and Mothering and Gardening

Once upon a time

in spring,

a little cottage-dwelling in

a valley,

(where the mountains bring

and bring and bring

and bring

and bring),

many a thing

set out to pluck a wintering;

the little boy

and little girl

stood up and left their footprints in

the gatherings

of singing things

and greening things

and other things

born to leave

once upon a time,

in spring.