Winter’s Canopy

spring does not lightly wander out
from under winter’s canopy.

daffodils have no pity,
for dawn’s frost will soon change.

into dark despair i entered willingly
this cage of blood and guts.

bracketing the edge of winter is
crocus’s wistful omen,

out of winter’s blue mouth, spring
shows warm, sensual features.

 

20180419 A response to word lists at The Imaginary Garden

11 thoughts on “Winter’s Canopy

  1. My goodness this is incredibly penned!😍 I love “bracketing the edge of winter is crocus’s wistful omen”… Thank you so much for participating, Eric!💖

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  2. great and powerful opening that just sets the tone and pace for the very carefully chosen words that follow – an orchestration into transitions and change … lovely images, seductive for the unreasonable impatience, yet oh how worth the toe-tapping haste we must endure

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