Snatches—better known as haiku. SIX In these new March windsI wax poetic and meltAll over the ground. SEVEN Little birds retortTo my doubt that Spring will come–“Yes it will! It will!” EIGHT Last Fall’s dry oak leavesSuddenly swept up by gusts–Making Spring whirlwinds NINE Three phases mark Spring:Meteorological,Equinox, and flowers.