The poem Since by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa begins as follows:
Spring was late. We watched her toss her seeds like a weary pilgrim. The jacaranda flowered a hazy purple and the hermit said it would be a good year. He said chewing nettle leaves was a thing of the past.
Nettle leaves have been used in traditional medicine, so I assume that when he said that chewing them was a thing of the past he meant that he would no longer have to use them medicinally. Why is that, though? How does this follow from it being a good year? And how does the fact that it's going to be a good year follow from the previously stated facts (the jacaranda flowering, spring being late)?