Winter's favored daughter,
the vision of her melts his icy gaze
his tears of joy are meltwater,
gorging rivers, freeing trees, feeding meadows.
They have time for one embrace,
then he must go, fleeing across the sea,
to set his icy gaze upon another land
and herald his daughter's coming.
She is saddened by his departure,
but not discouraged.
Soon, her laughter fills the air,
lilting with the timbre of bells.
She frolics, white gown flapping in the breeze, flower in her hair,
bringing new grass up from captive Gaia,
coaxing bees awake from their sleep,
breathing new life to the expanse trapped so long by Winter.
Soon, the forest is alive with birds and bugs,
humming with the sounds of life, new and old.
Satisfied with her work, she yields.
Grinning from ear to ear, cheeks rosy, she goes after her father.