Slow Spring

Celandine by Fish House Brook

 

 

 

 

 

The ground is parched, flowers sparse,
celandine’s only growing
near the stream. There is no grass
on the green but still they’re mowing
the same old tortured track ways.

Someone killed a daffodil
and spread it’s butchered limbs across
the valley. The trees might not fight
back but the winds will undo
our Baconian mechanics.

I was told by an ancient god
this world met it’s end in 2012.
When no-one noticed he only
laughed a little bit- whilst worlds
are always changing people don’t.

* This poem was inspired by a line shared by Coll on the Druid Network Members’ site: ‘Genius is but a robin’s song at the beginning of a slow spring.’ – Kahlil Gibran

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One thought on “Slow Spring

  1. Its been a slow spring coming here too. Last week barely 40F in the day but now in the 70s. The trees are just starting to show small buds. My Kingfishers have returned loudly flying up and down the stream to build their nest as they have done for years. But we need rain badly here, and i have the garden hoses out to feed the shrubs already.

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