Winter dame sans merci

Winter dame sans merci,

Winter dame sans merci,
We surmise and concede
You wield great power
Patronize not, if you please!

Beast in virginal white flakes
Trails of freezing tears trains
Enticing unwary in frozen wombs
Who know not to avoid self invited tombs

Showering munificent pristine snow
Sluttish slush overwhelming, hard to mow
Queasy belly butterflies alarming
Spring has sprung, scram, get going!

pictures from internet-disclaimer

Spring Has Done Sprung

Spring Has Done Sprung

spring has sprung
leaves have rung
emerging from hibernation
joining in revelry in ovation

with bated breath we wait
sun’s upward unhurried gait
variegated colors of celebration
bursting at seams all over nation

early in the spring hope rises anew
new beginnings amending all askew
dew drops sparkling as diamonds
stringed and woven on trees fronds

early in the spring there is a splash
of color into green from a brown dash
lazily nature turns her face up from sleep
It’s joy wringing smiles from eyes that weep


Early in spring or winter summer fall
One sentinel remains stoic thru it all
Others may change color like a chameleon
Verde evergreen remains resolute as a lion!

Earth in the spring, springs into action
Suns rays give new lease to life in affection
Riot of colors send all the senses spinning
Nature gives its best performance grinning

Inexorably sun marches forward with its golden wand
Converting the forest drab into spun gold and the land
Flowers and petals and buds and butterflies and bees
All clap giggle and rejoice in gay abandon and spree

Net picture of Butchart Garden, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Have seen these gardens and they are a visual delight!