Written by Sarah Klassen

It’s not your utmost Holiness
and not (forgive me)
your Omniscience and Omnipotence
(however overwhelming)
that prompt my praise. Today
two sharp green spears
from bulbs I buried
in October
broke through the earth
and pierced the snow.

Sarah Klassen’s recent publications include The Russian Daughter, a novel, and Wonder-Work, a translation (with Joanne Epp and Sally Ito) from German into English of the religious sonnets of 17th century Austrian poet Catharina Regina von Greiffenberg.