February brings the beginning with cold snowdrops

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Snowdrop                                 by Ted Hughes

 
Now is the globe shrunk tight
Round the mouse’s dulled wintering heart.
Weasel and crow, as if moulded in brass,
Move through an outer darkness
Not in their right minds,
With the other deaths. She, too, pursues her ends,
Brutal as the stars of this month,
Her pale head heavy as metal.

 

 

photo Rose Cook

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4 thoughts on “February brings the beginning with cold snowdrops

  1. This describes so well the beauty and the cruelty of this season. My little quail died last night, I think she gave up believing the Spring would ever come. A sad time but snowdrops fill us with hope. Thanks Rose X

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