Osier wands planted in November
are almost trees.
Now’s the time when we remember
to pluck a switch or three
of willow, white with soft, sleek
buds, gold with catkins, sweet
temptation to hungry humming
bees, still drowsy and crawling
from their winter sleep.
Kim M. Russell, 6th March 2019
Lillian is our host for this week’s Poetics and she’s been thinking about time. She reminds us of a wise verse from the Bible, from Ecclesiastes, which was also made into a well-known song by Pete Seeger and later recorded by The Byrds, the version I remember.
Lill has asked us to choose times mentioned in the Ecclesiastes quotation and include them word for word, in a poem OR let them motivate our poems, with no need to mention them word for word but we should be able to identify the reference OR create our own time frame and write a poem that includes the words ‘a time to _____________ ‘ and we fill in the blank.