poetry diary

I rhyme to see myself, to set the darkness echoing. (Seamus Heaney, from Personal Helicon)

Snowdrops

Snowdrops humble before frozen grass,
iced twigs and sharpened sods of winter’s
deathly call, this morning. I noticed
you again, this year; warm and gentle
by the tree, assuming nothing
but tomorrow’s sun.

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I planted some snowdrops more than 10 years ago underneath a willow tree in my garden. Some years I feel I don’t notice them at all.

Thank you!

I was surprised and delighted to be told I’d won the M:/P MAG Competition today for a poem written in January. Here’s a link to the poem – Resolutions, and here’s a link to dVerse poets and M:/P MAG.

I’m amazed – Thank you to the judges!