only monsoon have we, wet and dry;
you lose your crown before the rains come;
and at harvest time, you weep and cry.
Your ancestors left home eons ago
as the continents drifted apart;
divided by the cold and warm sea
surviving them here in this part.
You carry their genes of four seasons,
deciduous without winter snow;
emerging with new crown in summer,
and amihan* is your greatest show.~
*Season of cool winds, Siberian High, October to December