The first full moon of spring shines tonight

April’s moon has many names:

Pink, Egg, Sprouting Grass, and Fish

Pink for wild phlox, one of the first spring flowers

Fish for the shad run, which Native Americans counted on after a long winter.

Nobee and I go out to look for pink, but all we find is green:


Ours is the Sprouting Grass Moon, then,

And we welcome it fully.

May our pastures return healthy this year,

May this grass feed the animals, and in turn us,

For another green season.