Now, in front of the house, in January
colourful, tiny flowers bloom in glory
telling us it’s ‘Spring’ here in Victoria
(a month early)
born from Nature’s hocus-pocus
most people walk by, do not notice
because they’re pre-occupied with pocus-hocus.
Only a few see these tiny Crocus,
and bend down in wonder. Focus.
For only when you see these gems
will you experience the wonder
of Nature’s hocus-pocus.
Henri van Bentum