We thought we bunked off winter,
Sunshine drenched the world,
And gave us candy colours
Before the trees could show us
Their green and coloured finery.
Winter blew back,
And gave us drama,
It gave us shades of grey
And biblical troubled skies.
The world reminded us,
There is no green without the grey
That candy colours can never last
That nature has its cycles.
The last shock of winter
Came when the days
Should be lengthening and mellowing,
Reminded us that every colour is important.