Spring is hopefully just around the corner so Telegraph reader Stephen Maxey contacted us with his thoughts on the season.
Mr Maxey of Kettering wrote the following poem and contacted us so he could share it with others.
Oh joyous spring, with your embracing charm
Captivating a splendour of pink hues of blossom on trees
Spring lambs gather on the common near the farm
Daffodils in abundance are swaying in the breeze
Small furry creatures wake from their long winter break
A grass snake slithers from the undergrowth to seek a warm spot
A silhouette of swans are courting on the silky smooth lake
As rider and pony wander from meadow to road and trot
Tiny buds are now shooting upwards and reaching for the sky
A sweeter song has the dawn chorus for the days are getting longer
Mother blackbird with earthworm swoops to her nest as her fledglings cry
The fragrant smell of pine from woodlands close that makes the memory of springtime fonder