It takes courage to be crocus minded.
God, I would rather wait till June, like wise roses,
when the hazards of winter are safely behind, and I am expected
and everything is ready for roses.
But crocuses? Highly irregular.
Knifing through hard-frozen ground and snow, sticking their necks out,
because they believe in Spring
and have something personal and emphatic to say about it.
Not sure how I’ve never seen this quote before, but I love it very much.
May we all be brave like crocuses.