Upon the end of winter’s nod and blink
buds of purple, plum and pink
appeared and opened to share fragrance

Sweet enough to match the beauty
more intense than one would think

Like lotus floating in the air
tulip blossoms suddenly there

On the tree that sat with knobby twig
through winter’s short days
cold, rain, or fair

Spring awaits no clock or human
just blossoms forth when it can