It seems appropriate on this St. Patrick's Day to post one of my first poems written years ago...
'Twas but a barren brown patch of God's soil
Wanting just a wee bit of man's toil;
With a seed and a song,
Faith! It wouldn't be long
'Til the birth of earth's first green trefoil!
(I like to think (hope? pray?) that maybe, just maybe, my writing skills have improved since then.)