Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of Late Spring.
In his journal, the poet Thomas Merton refers to the virgin point of the morning, a time just before dawn, when all beauty of the day is still waiting to become.
By this time in May it seems that the virgin point of the year is long past. It seems that point must have occurred in earliest spring, just before aconite and snow crocus bloomed, in the days before the cardinals and the doves and the robins sang before sunrise, the days before the trillium, the days before the first butterfly.
In this excerpt from the May 6th, 2012 edition of WYSO Weekend, Jerry Kenney speaks with participants at Laramie at Sinclair's Diversity Night at Garden Station, one of many activities related to the performance of the Laramie Project at Sinclair Community College.
Listen to the full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 6, 2012 here.