The lilac bush puts forth its purple spikes
and pink-tipped blossom decks the apple tree,
while on the ground the bright-faced primrose likes
to highlight shaded violet’s modesty;
and on the cherrybough full-throated thrush
sings out in answer to the cuckoo’s call,
and over all the earth the first fair flush
of Spring unfolds its beauty to enthral.
In full accord but by more wondrous means
the Holy Spirit quickens all that lives
and like Sprin’s sun on many-shaded greens
new life to people’s varied nature gives.
And as Spring blooms are rendered safe from frost
may God save us from sin, else we are lost.
from The Lion Christian Poetry Collection