Gaze at the lush green rising
  in starts and stops 
Breaking through the dull brown
  a delight to the eyes 
Yet here it sneaks up on you
  unaware, greener and greener
Day by day as flowers spring
  short and sweet a delight 

In the north where the snow covers
  all with its brilliant diamond white
You yearn for a peak at green lush
  because it is buried, sealed under
The white tomb taking it from eye
  for months, and suddenly 
A melt in a large area will reveal
  the deep lushness of green
No brown to behold
  just the lush carpet 
To squeeze between toes
  and feel the cold life
Held within the grip of death
  a resurrection of spring