The following poem and commentary following it are from Arun Shanbhag's blog. He has some beautiful, haunting pictures of early spring flowering accompanying this poem. The blog itself is wonderful -- a glimpse into the heart of a very good man, and into his life in Boston and India. And you will find recipes and exercises and more literature to boot.
by penetrating frost,
bit by bit
now that winter’s past.
~ Sri Dharanidhara
from Vidyadhara’s Subhaashita Ratnakosha
Translated from the Sanskrit by Daniel HH Ingalls, Harvard University Press