The Courage of a Snowdrop

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Shedding winter’s skin

seems an improbability these days

 

yet a gladiator of spring

brings forth promise and joy

 

it’s hardened green tipped leaves

break through to winter’s ground

 

a delicate white sheath

 

unfurled to face the harshness

of the frozen ground below

 

a mighty warrior

 

spring’s rebirth pushes forth

against the fortitude of winter

 

a contrast of sorts

 

spring’s heralding blossom

gently bends the fickle wind

of winter’s last hurrah

 

a tiny being amongst immensity

 

I’ve caressed the delicacy of its bloom

and honored the strength within its grasp

 

embracing an eternal spring

 

the inextricable human condition

holds within it

 

the courage of a snowdrop.

 

 

 

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About drapersmeadow4

I am a writer, thinker, life-long learner, and philosopher of all things, who also happens to be Irish, sarcastic and very intuitive. I'm an 'every-aged' woman who never plans on growing up, just evolving as I go. Passion is my guiding force. My husband and I are enjoying life immensely in our Not So Empty Nest and beyond, by celebrating each and every day as it comes to us.
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5 Responses to The Courage of a Snowdrop

  1. Beautifully penned – I liked the gladiator reference.

  2. Pingback: The Serenity of Spring – Are Nature’s Days Numbered? | Globe Drifting

  3. reocochran says:

    Ode to a snowdrop! I love this poem! It has the words ‘caressed the bloom.’ It is such a wonderful image of enjoying nature. Smiles, Robin

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