Contrast focussing thought
If we hadn’t sat though winter drear
would the snowdrops rouse such cheer?
Would the blaze of daffodils ignite
our hearts, rejoicing in increasing warmth and light?
If we hadn’t known frustration, fears
we’d not experience as peace reappears,
the special joy, appreciation of its taste
and treasure up the days
of freedom, health, and turn our gaze
to things of lasting worth,
whose foretaste’s known on earth.