Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy First Day of #Spring ! #poetry #equinox

Considered a sign of Spring, snowdrops are cute white flowers that let us know the long winter is behind us. And while I think the Michigan winter will drag on a bit longer, here is both a pretty picture of the flower as well as a poem to commemorate the first day of Spring. 

Snowdrops by Louise Gluck

Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know
what despair is; then
winter should have meaning for you.

I did not expect to survive,
earth suppressing me. I didn't expect
to waken again, to feel
in damp earth my body
able to respond again, remembering
after so long how to open again
in the cold light
of earliest spring--

afraid, yes, but among you again
crying yes risk joy

in the raw wind of the new world. 

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