It has been a winter time for my soul I think I despaired of a returning spring Shall I write about it? Plumb the depths of my feeling? A decisive answer came at once A resounding no! Immediately there was a shift The forest captured my attention The bare trees let me see Farther than I’d seen before. Then I remembered the words of the ancient prayer Lead me from the unreal to the real Lead me from darkness to light Lead me from death to immortality. And I knew it was true There is a greater reality And a measure of peace Descended upon my soul.