Like little tails of little lambs,
On leafless twigs my catkins swing;
They dingle-dangle merrily
Before the wakening of Spring.
Beside the pollen-laden tails
My tiny crimson tufts you see
The promise of the autumn nuts
Upon the slender hazel tree.
While yet the woods lie grey and still
I give my tidings: “Spring is near!”
One day the land shall leap to life
With fairies calling: “Spring is HERE!”
By Mary Cicely Barker
Artist Mary Cicely Barker
Text and image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook https://www.facebook.com/531188960392510/posts/1761773794000681/