A deafening stillness…
A scattering of stubborn stars shimmer, resembling sequins on a cocktail dress that should have been home, hours before.
As dawn arrives, like ice crystals, the stars relent, slowly melting away for a days rest.
A Cardinal’s silhouette appears in the sherbet orange daybreak.
Boldly he bounds to the treetop and gives his first trill of the day, announcing the gift of a new day.
I heard the first Spring Cardinal the other day. After a bleak winter, it reminded me of vibrant colors and fragrances to come. Peace.