When trees burst into dreadful life
Alongside their eternal strive;
When newborn colours naughtily explode
And branches ache under their load;
When laughing birds reclaim their quarters,
Sparkling in the midst of falling waters,
They greet their lazy kin which lie
Drowsing shapes into the sky.
When the spirit wears its fiery robe
And leaves its hidden, secret shore
To walk unseen over the globe;
Its whispered breath on every door.
When nature flies all banners,
When lovers loose their manners,
Spring calls for another turn
And hearts shall wake – and burn!