Turkey Tracks: March 9, 2020
Celebrating Spring Snow Drops
The Snow Drops are here—at least in some warm, sunny places.
I have not seem mine yet up here on the hill, but Lion Jerry Stone has some, which gives us all joy.
He celebrated with this message and picture.
February 29, 2020
Fine friends & friendly foe,
Nothing more excites me as March crawls closer to introduce Maine to spring than the precious, plucky snowdrops along the front cellar wall at Bette’s & my modest Camden home. Few things in life attempt “gilding the lily”, for they are themselves already perfect. And so, annually, snowdrops revive my restless soul & poetic pursuit. Enjoy my early spring welcome with picture & poetry.
This Leap Year spring arrives on March 19th.
Blessings to all who hope & dream!
Oh, Brave Snowdrops Now Here!
by Jerry Stone, 2.29.20
Oh, gentle & glad surprise!
Oh, now-exposed, perennial plant pals.
Oh, slender & slim, at-risk snowdrops.
Oh, cute cotton swabs just before green flap & flower.
Oh, feeble friends, sneaking up this hardest early hour
In February’s frosty earth this Leap Year Day.
Among snow & stone & lazy tannic leaf you lay.
Oh, surprising bloom, Heaven-sent & hope-filled!
You signal mild winter’s end & salute spring’s slow start.
Oh, modest firstborn, oh, feeble firstling, “lily gild”,
By example, I’m also here, vulnerable but humble in heart.