Buttercups bursting in greeny meadow,
oriole chattering in oak above,
geese squawking and euphorbia prolix
under golden orb setting in the west,
as midges celebrate their most brief lives.
Amid preening buds, frolic Spring has come
to populate damp earth, grass, and night
with trills, songs, and chirping whirls of delight.
Bees buzz, gather on purple lamium
while a woodpecker clatters on a tree.
Even silent twigs and mute lumpy stones
appear to whisper during gentle rain.
Flowering pear and plum evoke laughter
as I and my child trod weed and clover.