(de) light to the darkest,
coldest months of winter:
one day, tentatively poking
green heads through
hard soil; the next, trickling
into a snowdrift of white flowers,
of unfettered reproduction
and the joyous riot of spring.
Kim M. Russell, 29th January 2019
Sarah is our host for this week’s Poetics and she tells us about green spikes poking through the soil in her neighbour’s trough and thinking “Harbingers of spring!” because she’s a poet, and that’s how poets think. It also got her thinking about the word ‘harbinger’.
Sarah has given us a definition from Oxford Dictionaries to help us write about a harbinger of spring, doom, or something else.