Driven by the winter winds, Through the season still, Verdant flora russet bound Defeated by its chill. Through the heavens angling To better suit the sun, The earth in search of radiance Has for the spring begun. Fauna reemerging from The shadows to the roost, Scamper from the underground Upon the scenery loosed. Leafless branches bearing buds, Bare witness to the dawn; Sleeping leaves and flowers bloom As buds begin to yawn. The resurrection of the birth, Renewal of the soul; Restoration of the hope Diminished by life’s toll.