24 hours of snowfall, 2 days of sun,
Sweater wearing, sap-rising,
Sorbet snow shrinks from green islands,
uncovers snowdrops. Faith is the flower
blooming beneath the snow.
A rinsing rain sluices snow from lawn,
In the woodland pool, frog eggs:
a gelatinous mass of promise.
Sparrow pairs vie
for space in the birdhouse.
By Buffy Calvert