Adonis treads tentative
taking hesitant steps
Prunus heralds his return
delicate pink and white blossoms
golden yellow daffodils shyly bloom
to bring cheer after months of gloom.
Nights yet, cold and dark
mornings chilly, freeze and frost
crisp and crumble, green velvet
as deep in Hades Kingdom
pale, frigid fingers relax
as Persephone reluctantly thaws.
High up on scrawny limbs
clasped on skeletal hands, rest
expectant empty twiggy nests
waiting eagerly for returning birds.
As we wait along
with Aphrodite, for her offspring,
Apollo to chart a different course
wake Gaia up, from her slumber
nature to dance in gay abandon
in her multi coloured splendour.