For March, White And Red - Poem by Elena Sandu
Beautiful Lady Spring arrived
With the first day of March.
Trying to touch
a frozen snowdrop bud
she pricked he finger
in a blackthorn bush
which seated in snow
As the drop of blood fell
the snowdrop revived!
Cold winter, defeated, then,
for three following seasons
back into deep sleep would be sent.
From ancient times, March is celebrated
as 'Luna lui Martisor'
(the Month of martisor)
Symbol of hope
renewal and rebirth, Lady Spring
Beautiful month, a third
in Romania, my dear native land
will bring the martisor ~a little trinket
and a few snowdrops
offered to the women and girls
who would wear them like a charm of
Good luck, peace and happiness for
each to be strong healthy and clean
as the snowdrops in spring.
*Martisor - small-gem, trinket, or coin caught in a twisted wool or silk red and white cord.
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