Thursday, February 09, 2012

(Poetry Thursday?) Snowdrops for St Bridie's Day by Jacqui Thewless

They might be flowers
of mercy
or small emblems of
the sun's

inevitable rise:
clusters of grey-green spears
miraculously piercing last year's

fallen foliage
without disturbing
a thing.

Earth's first
is whiteness -
a simple dependence
from these little stalks -
where no hope was
without modesty,

I was inspired by this poem by Jacqui Thewless as the snow that fell last night around my home.  We have had an unusually warm winter here so far and spring definitely is on the way.

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