Darkness yields to dawning light;
Ones asleep for a long, cold season
Begin to awaken and stir.
Thoughts and dreams once lost in time
Slowly rise up from deepest places,
Where they wait and hope for rebirth.
Feelings bring fresh sensation,
Sweet misery made from pain and joy
Sing new songs of resurrection.
Sleep cannot last forever,
Nor can suppression anesthetize
The heart and soul of humankind.
Life is stronger and brighter;
She calls us to join her in the dance
Of joyful hope that leads onward.