Sing to me! O winds of spring,
thru raucous chorus and driving snow!
Lift my eyes in hooded view
to find the strength of life I know!
Drive the willows frozen dance
to moan and groan in blast of white!
Settle certain living down
to lee of shelter, to hold on tight!
Selfish wind, one sided force,
paint a white and quickened stead,
there force my eyes to distant wake,
so turn my back, so turn my head!
Glimpses through the snow reveal
the tease of blue and powdered sky…
So bluster forth your blinding view
and gift me with your long cold sigh!
Steal the warmth from dream’s infusion!
Rend wide the hope with depths of grey!
O spring! You’re just illusion
when hoped for on this winter’s day!