Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a British poet, wrote, “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” in his poetry ‘Ode to the West Wind ’ (1819).
The winter tide
flowing near in front ―
Kono kawa no chikaki o nagaru haru no shio
The spring tide
flowing far behind ―
Ano kawa no kanata o nagaru haru no shio
― Hidenori Hiruta