The subdued petal,
Its silken flesh blessed by dew,
Dances and sways in the spring sun’s rays,
Bending its delicate skirts in chiffon grace.
No more the deep darkness of winter’s embrace,
Life re-born, renewed a pace.
A thousand wishes coming true,
New hope, new possibilities grow.
Glistening shards of verdant green,
Among white dappled drops of snow,
Each frowning head bobbing in the warming glow,
Of sunnier days to come.
The crocus bursts with vivid hue,
Amidst the dull greys of winter blue,
The ducks arrive in feathered clans,
And bring my smile, happiness found.
Spring leaps…and I follow.
Sophie E Tallis © 2014