The Chinese New Year always starts with a new moon, in 2019 this was on the 5th of February. After the winter solstice, days begin earlier and last longer and by the time of the Chinese New Year there already is a feeling of Spring. To celebrate this pristine time of the year I wrote the following lines.
The moon is new the sky in haze and shorter is the night
Before the dawn one bird is heard but soon they all unite
The branches are but grey in grey then comes the morning sun
And turns the witch hazel into a canopy of light