the thaw

Written by: Francine Roberts

The bright sun shines
  on the lawn, newly thawed.
By this beautiful day
  I am humbled and awed.

Spring is still several
  weeks from today.
The bite in the air says
 Winter's not gone away.

Birds are flittering
  through trees of green
and if this is Winter
  it's the loveliest I've seen.

The cold and I 
  do not get along
but I can forgive it
  when I hear the bird's song.

A beautiful day
  all shiny and new
on grass newly thawed,
now covered with dew.