Notice thou not the filling of the branches,
Green leaves and colored petals teeming with life,
As winter departs and springtime advances
Announced carefree aloft by birds with no strife
In high pitched melodies, like a Soldier and his fife.
From the hammocks of springtime all is quite well,
From showers and sunlight new life doth forth spring
While bees pollinate and sleep doth befell,
And gentle breezes sway and provide swing
Like the cadence of a bride, to her bouquet she doth cling.
Notice thou not the filling of the branches
Winter's swiftly beating winds now replaced,
By gentle strokes of watercolor splashed across canvas
Depicting butterfly wings and love scenes chaste
Old Man Winter has departed, his chill for a season displaced.
Writen 4/16/2014 for the, "A Spring Day in English Quintain"Poetry contest.