Iris Surprise

Before the end of January here,
the yards and gardens sprout with signs of spring.
Oxalis blooms and tulips start to spear
the air with blades of green, betokening
a change of season early in the year.
For just as winter comes before we sing
Noel, we of the West don’t recognize
tradition. Here’s an iris for your eyes.

(Ottava Rima)

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