24 February – Spring is advancing

Spring is advancing – en garde! – be prepared,
tiny leaf spears are breaking bud everywhere,
and here in the woods, an army of new blades
is piercing the soil, ready to conquer the glades.
Out in the fields, the first lamb scouts are exploring,
confirming received intelligence that Winter is indeed thawing.
And back on the home front, the news spreads quickly
as every trilling bird fulfils its patriotic duty.
Advance Spring, advance, we welcome your invasion.
You have the will of the people; the heart of the nation!

24 February - Spring is advancing