This bowery shelter that has nurtured the ground
Protector of the earth though ice and snow
Where plants and creatures abound.
The beautiful primrose, her petals of lemon
Pushes through the carpet of brown
The cheery celandine in the ditch by the beech
And the violet in her delicate gown.
The catkins dance, the daffodils nod
The pussy willow in her silvery dress
The flower buds on the ash, the green ivy leaves
And twitterpated birds set out to impress.
The Yellow Brimstone dashes by, her brilliance a fleeting splash
The Chiff-Chaff calls for the first time today
And although not much of a melodic tune
He says "Welcome spring - you are on your way!"