Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Greening of Brussels!

Observe what's happening today
The sun puts on a proud display
Do I detect a bud or two?
The sap is rising, thrusting through

Those barren branches; soon new leaves
Will wear what Henry* called “Green Sleeves”
Isn't Nature wonderful – we thrive
As the growing season comes alive.

Think new potatoes and spring greens
Baby carrots, runner beans
Which burgeon in the springtime rain
Let's see the bluebell wood** again!

These changes happen one by one
Lawns by crocus overrun
Potted bulbs on windowsills
Burst forth and greet us – nature thrills!

* King Henry VIII
** Hallerbos - Belgium

(c) Poet in the woods 2015

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