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I'm the platinum sister.

I am youngest.

Robins bring me

to Winter's hearth,

and she nurses me


for a time, keeping us cold.

But I grow fast and bold.

One warm day,

Winter packs her sled

and goes North

with her winds and hounds.

I've thawed the ground.

She thrives on ice.


I am stronger,

louder and wilder

in each greening day.

I wear Winter out this way.

My breath deepens the blue sky

and everything I touch

brings blooms and buds.

I blossom the meadows


I release the mud.

Where I run

snow melts and dandelions

grin yellow towards the sun.

I vitalize the old

and rid them of raw cold.

They dance with me.

They radiate and glow.

They remember their youth

and why they live.

The is one gift

I can give.

Ah! The young! I exhilarate them

with so much trilling life

that they need to sprint,

dance, or scream

because they cannot contain

all my gifts.

For some I am too much

too green, and too bright.

All my dazzling light

and scents of earth

flood them

and mud them

till they cry out, "Enough!"

They need Winter's chill

and inward calm.

I don't have that balm.

So, I thump on

reckless in each day.

Wild in my ways

and spirit light.

I am Spring!

I bring delight!

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