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Spring has no almanac or chart

To say when grief and winter go.

Spring does not wait upon the heart;

It would bring back its beauty though

It were unseen; the singing bird

Would sing if it were never heard.


Why should we hug last winter's grief

When every leaf unfolds and grows?

Have we less faith than a frail leaf?

Now the least clod foretells a rose—

Have we less courage than a clod ?

Good people, we are sons of God!


James Dillet Freeman


Rev. James Dillet Freeman (1912–2003) was an internationally acclaimed poet, author, and lecturer. Unity created a retrospective of his writings in a booklet titled “I Am God’s Song”. He wrote The Story of Unity, and many of his poems and writings were collected in the 2004 book Angels Sing in Me.