Carpe Diem weekend-meditation #4 Soliloquy no renga (solo-renga): Celebration

plum blossom in the snow

finally winter has gone
early plum blossoms                       © Chèvrefeuille

gifted with winter’s last breath
pink petals shiver briefly

sun rises
by noon last snow melts –
puddles of slush

moister seeps into ground
stirring seeds from slumber

crocus raise their heads
peeking out from decade leaves
seeking sunlight

trees sport new green leaves
among branches birds build nest