Sally Plumb Plumb

(23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

The Thaw


The moon is
cool tonight.
Light fills my eyes
with silver.

The naked trees
moan soft delight
and conquer still
late winters spite.

Snow that's sparkling,
cold, retreating
leaves impressions
damp but clear.

Lone snowdrops
thrusting through
in crisis,
claim a spring
that's very near.

Sally Plumb

Submitted: Friday, February 18, 2011
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