duration berating, dormancy's abating
is good news to long waiting ears,
for, when the sun shines, hardwood trees and vines
are joyous a green suit appears....
the blossoms are falling, summer is calling
that winter's surrendered this year,
it's hardly surprising since sap started rising
that Nature has signaled all clear.
obsessive honey bees, anther gold to their knees,
propagation's means enhancing,
intending a full comb, for the harvest will roam
patient pistils' fervid dancing.
this giving and taking, co-laborers in making
tomorrow brighter than today,
is Nature's example that mankind might sample,
opposites can union display.
from flower buds in spring, to bees doing their thing,
her wonder parades its largesses;
chlorophyll to growth is as sap to osmosis,
each to the sun hunger confesses.
thus Nature, in seasons, displays noble reasons
for creation's comity,
individually free, yet essential to see
its pre-designed conformity.
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