Warrior flower, hardy and fearless,
Thrusting up and out into bitter cold.
You look so delicate, porcelain white
With wisps of green gracing your contours.
You are the reconnaissance mission!
The crocus infantry will follow
You into the spring, as will the legions
Of daffodils, bluebells, tulips and pansies.
You lead the way out from the dark bleak months,
Bringing hope and beauty and joy with you.
Dear little fragile snowdrop, thank you
For being a winter warrior.