Gradually the presence of cold winter abates,
While seasons shift towards a new springtime.
Hibernation relaxes its hold on lively activities,
The sparse garden vista steadily takes shape.
Barren flower beds suddenly bloom into life,
Daffodil heads and stalks standing to attention.
Undressed tree branches unravel fresh covering,
Branches adorned with unblemished leafy shade.
Emptiness is replaced by nature’s timely presence,
Birdlife occupied in song while habits are nesting.
Signs relieve the inward shelter of the homestead,
There is a welcome spirit within this sprightly spring.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 12/04/2015