Greening hawthorn, lush thick meadow,
willow tinged with greenish-yellow,
from the earth now leaves emerging
softly-edged mosaic-like covering
for the bank, as yet anonymous,
’til their buds unfurl, reveal to us
anticipated floral flush.
Our world is slowly creeping forward
on its yearly journey onward,
tilted nearer to the sun:
growing cycle has begun!