Brilliant White blossoms crown
pauper hedges in albino down,
winter's strafe is done.
This bridal hedgerow conception
in anticipation of autumn's sun,
of round, deep blue sloes.
The bloom belies the black thorn's woes;
strife and straif
of the shillelagh storms
and Lepidoptera worms.
But now the Northern Cherry shines
and brightens Albion's climes.