The essence of spring
can be found in giant willows
whose roots seek depths
of sweet-scented earth
to siphon water from subterranean streams
their leafy embrace of the moon. 

Go and sit amidst the bright halos
of their delicate leaves
budding greeny-tipped with life
just as the setting sun
transforms them into golden flames. 

Then close your eyes
and feel spring
sparkle on your skin.