Freeze from sapphire heavens creates white earth,
Melting to steady rain, sparking rebirth.
Soon, sun burns a fierce smolder,
Long days turn to nights colder,
As colors fall, fading, crackling last mirth.

-image credit CNCacrylics via Pinterest, limerick shared in response to Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Challenge, seasons, and the dVerse Poet Pub’s Limerick Prompt