Wise One, you offer sage advice –
take tentative peeks when the coast is clear,
but don’t trust Frost – He’s a fickle friend;
cautious remain in conditions drear,
reserving heart for a safer trend.
Grow and bud when the weather’s warm –
use the sun to draw out full bloom;
When Winter comes, retreat from harm,
And dream of Spring from your frozen tomb.
Salvia is a perennial in the sage family.