|The buds of a May-Day Tree (known as a "bird cherry" or черемуха in Slavic countries)|
O most noble Greenness, rooted in the sun,
shining forth in streaming splendor upon the wheel of Earth.
No earthly sense or being can comprehend you.
You are encircled by the very arms of Divine mysteries.
You are radiant like the red of dawn!
You glow like the incandescence of the sun!
--Hildegard of Bingen