From out her swaddling clothes of frost and icy mist,

Spring breaks forth, eager to bestow – on mother earth – a loving kiss.

Across the thawing acres, she waves her magic wand:

her healing hand,

and brings a gradual change upon the earth-bound land.

Fragile virgin snowdrops are the first to yield –

as a blue-haze scene shimmers bright from yonder wood and field.

Bold Narcissi show themselves and golden Daffodil,

while cuckoo marks the wondrous time high upon the hill.

Joy Lennick