Your green shoots surfaced in January,
Giving hope of Springtime.
They grew a little more in February.
A few yellow trumpets opened up in early March.
No it’s not time yet.
Your stems and few blossoms were tossed by winds and snow.
Too cold to advance, growth stopped till better days.
We missed your presence on St Patrick’s Day.
A respite from cold caused yellow buds to blossom in late March.
Is it time?
Green stems opened up into yellow trumpets.
A few days of glory.
Winds and rain returned.
The sun didn’t shine.
Your heads are bowed low.
Let us join you and bow our heads,
Till the sun of righteousness rises with healing in his wings.
Endurance and perseverance is called for in the dark days ahead in Ireland.