Stumpy-tail Spring

He lies unblinking, black and corpulent,
first lizard from his hibernation sleep
after relentless winter. My heart leaps,
a Floriade of joy. Let magpies warble,
spring buds and blossoms flaunt their utmost charms.
For me this moment far surpasses all –
Persephone rising from the underworld,
a lizard testifying resurrection.

Poems of Nature