spring song

By Lucille Clifton

the green of Jesus
is breaking the ground
and the sweet
smell of delicious Jesus
is opening the house and
the dance of Jesus music
has hold of the air and
the world is turning
in the body of Jesus and
the future is possible

Lucille Clifton, “spring song” from The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton.  Copyright © 1991, 2000 by Lucille Clifton. Reprinted with the permission of the Permissions Company, Inc., on behalf of BOA Editions Ltd., www.boaeditions.org.