Scraping back the steady,

now matted, accumulation of

leaf-fall from three darkening


months, and surfaced today

with a softly-glazed frosting,

reveals the yellow-green


points of galanthus, crocus,

narcissus, in a silent, cloaked

gathering of the faithful,


staking their futures on a

promised spring, still more

than a moon’s cycle away.


first published in Blue Heron Review, issue 7, 2017



9 thoughts on “January

    • No spring in sight here either, to be honest! Not on a par with what you’re experiencing, I’m sure. I love spring though – favourite time of year for so many reasons.


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