The first verse establishes March as masculine. The second verse is also masculine and reflects the presence of the spring equinox. Thermal currents this time of year bring a wide contrast in changing weather patterns, hence, "The lamb or lion" effect.
In writing "The Month Poems," my goal of having both a photograph and a poem for each month, was a daunting task. Most often, a poem would come first and finding the right image could take many years. Sometimes, a photograph would inspire a poem, as was the case for March. This photo was taken on Riggsville Rd, just east of I-75 in 1979, but at the time was overlooked for a poem. Several attempts to capture March in poetry were made over the years, but none seemed appropriate. Finally, a revisit to some older photography produced this iconic image. It was then that the poem flowed.