Celebrating every little gift, every single day.

Thursday, 22 March 2012


It begins with tiny snowdrops
in the middle
of frost-bejeweled lawns,

and primulas in colourful skirts
along the edges
of damp flower beds.

The crocuses come crowding in

and tiny violets
sweet faced
between the blades of greening grass.

Hellebores dress shady corners,
in pink and green,

and daffodils shout
to the wind.

Buds blush
upon the fingertips
of aged apple trees

And shy forget-me-nots
loved ones' names to me.

Now come the cherry trees,
double flowering,
blousy barmaids,
shouting for attention

it is the white veiled apple tree
that takes my breath away,
as it waits
to take the hand
of the first sweet summer day.

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