• The bed of flowers
    Loosens amain,
    The beauteous snowdrops
    Droop o'er the plain.
    The crocus opens
    Its glowing bud,
    Like emeralds others,
    Others, like blood.
    With saucy gesture
    Primroses flare,
    And roguish violets,
    Hidden with care;
    And whatsoever
    There stirs and strives,
    The Spring's contented,
    If works and thrives.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (2013). “Delphi Works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Illustrated)”, p.2888, Delphi Classics