Agnes McRae

(Ardmeallie, Aberdeenshire)

A Little Treasure

There's a sense of eager anticipation and regeneration
Even though it still be cold and the mellow sun imperceptibly
strengthens,
The trees as yet bereft of a canopy conceal fresh buds anew
Whilst driven snow lies on the trunks on the windward side
on view.

Amidst it all the pure white snowdrop pushes through the hardened earth
And hides amongst the tattered leaves its solitary hearth,

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