Moody, Irene H. “Intimations of the Spring.” Canadian Poetry Magazine 2.4 (1938): 50.

Intimations of the Spring

Snowy draperies,
falling softly as nun’s veiling
or crisply spread as organdy,
lend intimations of the spring
to my winter-holden garden.

The young and graceful cedars
stand like maids of yester-year
attired modestly in white,
their skirts voluminous
sweeping the terraced ground,
their slender arms,
adorned with mittens of white lace,
have only their pointed fingers bare.
They wait in breathless quiet
as for a signal
to curtsey
and begin the dance,
the dance of youth and May.