Birdsong erupts in an awakening land
Osprey’s return is now at hand.
An elk herd gathers on a steep greening hill
Clouds drift above, the air quite still.
In higher mountains
where snow piles up deep
grizzlies and black bears emerge from their sleep.
Down by the river
a drift boat flows past
Fishermen shout as a trout strikes their cast.
Not far from the city a meadowlark sings,
bluebirds and robins, and others take wing.
Sagebrush buttercup blooms close to the earth
Marking renewal, a time of rebirth.
Energy abounds as we all shout and sing
Goodbye Old Man Winter, and welcome back spring!