Poetry Corner

Snowdrops

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 Hush!
 Listen to the earth
 awakening from winter’s sleep,
 taking breath, pushing forth
 green shoots, labouring
 through frozen ground.
 Snowdrops!
 A miracle of fragile bells
 nodding on slender stems,
 yet, strong as oaks,
 withstanding bitter winds,
 icy rain and snow,
 they hold their own…
 Dove-white, signs of peace …
 and hope.

Nicola Tipton