whisper wintry secrets
in the bare bones of their topiary,
with knurly suppleness,
embracing silhouettes in their lacy canopy,
growing side by side, content
in their long marriage of species,
and long-awaited buds.
Kim M. Russell, 8th February 2021
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille Quadrille: Let’s Embrace
Merril reminds us that next Sunday is Valentine’s Day. I don’t bother with Valentine’s Day, but I agree with her – I would never say no to good dark chocolate. However, February is a sad month for me as my mother’s funeral was on this day four years ago, which is why I am grateful for the embrace of this Monday’s quadrille.
I love the examples Merril has given, from poems by Walt Whitman and Mary Oliver.
Free image of inosculation (married trees) found on Dreamstime.