No other flower
is quite the harbinger of spring
as the mighty crocus.
Standing just six inches tall,
these floral pioneers first appear
when the ground is still cold.
The brave buds open in vivid hues —
royal blue, lavender,
lemon yellow and
No sight is lovelier
than a hillside carpeted in crocuses,
an army of spring tiding.
While passersby don scarves and hats,
the jovial crocus
offers hope for warm days ahead.