'the fight of the year'

'and there goes the bell for the third month
and winter comes out of its corner looking groggy
spring leads with a left to the head
followed by a sharp right to the body
daffodils
primroses
crocuses
snowdrops
lilacs
violets
pussywillow
winter can't take much more punishment
and spring shows no sign of tiring
tadpoles
squirrels
baalambs
badgers
bunny rabbits
mad march hares
horses and hounds
spring is merciless
winter won't go to the full twelve rounds
bobtail clouds
scallywaggy winds
the sun
a pavement artist
in every town
a left to the chin
and winters down!
1 tomatoes
2 radish
3 cucumber
4 onions
5 beetroot
6 celery
7 and any
8 amount
9 of lettuce
10 for dinner
winter's out for the count
spring is the winner!'