Snowdrops bring
(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,
gentle harbingers
of unfettered reproduction
and the joyous riot of spring.

Kim M. Russell, 29th January 2019

Snowdrops (2)

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Harbinger, also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform

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.

54 thoughts on “Unfettered

  1. Give me those drops, and keep the flakes. I could use one of those /joyous riots/ around here for sure.Our only snowfall was one day last month; the kind of winter I can dig; overcast, dark and rainy, temps in the 40’s during the day, teens at night.

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  2. “Snowdrops bring
    (de) light to the darkest,
    coldest months of winter” the snow does the same. a winter with the dark skies would be grim without (de)light of snow. well done. it gives a positive spin to where we are

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  3. It must be a pretty sight, the green irises poking up through the snow. When we moved here I brought some volunteer Louisiana Irises and made a confined patch of them. Though late bloomers this January spring they are such a pretty green, straight and tall In our back yard garden. No snow here (Houston), we had our once-every-ten’year allotment last year.

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  4. I always get excited when I spot the first snowdrops in my back yard. Seeing them is one of my touchstones for the year’s progress (along with first bird song, forsythia bloom, first butterfly spotted, etc.)

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    1. My husband gave me a bouquet for our anniversary today with eucalyptus branches, deep red lilies and my favourites – tulips, the first I’ve seen this year. 🌷🌷🌷


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