News: Dream Poem by Elsie Abel
Transcriber: Allan Wessel

----Source: Family Records

I Had A Dream By: Elsie Abel

While giant trees were creeking still And yet with chains of winter bound, I dreamed that I was walking Underneath the frozen ground.

Here "mother nature" introduced me To her massive storage room Where flower bulbs, and seeds, and roots of trees Were resting in silence of a tomb.

I tiptoed very silently and cautious Yet scarcely I could believe Like a child on the verge of waking I heard them sigh and faintly breathe.

I paused beside a rock edged tulip bed Nestled in sod and curl of brown Each bulb was labeled for it's lovely shade Imported from a little Holland town.

Daffodils were stirring restlessly Beside the lily pond Did they think I was a fairy, and Would touch them with my wand?

Underneath winter's soft white blanket Wheat fields were tucked in snug and warm Awaiting the tender call of nature To touch off the spring alarm.

I met the Forman of winter's long cold night He spoke in secret tones to me When "God" gives mother nature the "Signal" he said; She will set each ice-bound prisoner free.

Soon bulbs, and seeds, will break the shell, which held Them captive to the frozen earth, Hush! the little stream with its icy lid Already, is murmuring of sweet birth

Each step, enlightened by sweet "Promises of Spring" Enchanting was the night The "Forman" warmly bid "Adeui" and then I return to a world of winter white.

Though reluctant to leave my little dream I awoke to find it was broad day The sun was shining all around me Surely Spring is not very far away!



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