Oh, verdant friend,
you come gifting winter's end!
Sprightly, lightly, leaves are peeping,
exposing dark spirits of winter's keeping.
Colors burst, buds soon bloom,
petals sweep away the gloom.
Nymphs, gnomes and fairies wild
spring to life for season's ride.
Delighting the senses with every hue,
you bring us hope and faith anew.
A friend we see but once a year
a treasured friend we hold so dear.