The dawning sky
holds a promise
of gradual thawing
the crisp white patches

Golden rays beam brighter
bearer of added warmth
unveiling the packed dirt
of a clear path for the first shoot

The wet soil
ideal for wigglers
looking for the promise of warmth
inching closer and closer

What once was stillness and somber
nature starting to wake up from its slumber
the cacophony of sounds from the nearby stream
was like from a distant dream

Spring has finally arrived
and my soul is finally alive

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