What's Tony Thinking

A Poem for Easter


“The First Green of Spring” by David Budbill


Out walking in the swamp picking cowslip, marsh marigold,

this sweet first green of spring. Now sautéed in a pan melting

to a deeper green than ever they were alive, this green, this life,


harbinger of things to come. Now we sit at the table munching

on this message from the dawn which says we and the world

are alive again today, and this is the world’s birthday. And


even though we know we are growing old, we are dying, we

will never be young again, we also know we’re still right here

now, today, and my oh my! don’t these greens taste good.


A blessed Easter to you dear friends!

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