After seemingly interminable days of cold and drear,
the flowers have arrived.
The hyacinths have opened in a neighborhood flower bed ...
This colony of daffodils converse among themselves
on a traffic island, their chatter sounding
like petals fluttering in the chilly breeze ...
And this little fairy door in the tree
looking for all the world like a tiny pope hat,
waiting for the gnomes who reside there to return
from their winter in Florida.