The Winnowed Approach, by Marilyn Braendeholm

The Winnowed Approach
by Marilyn Braendeholm

of tulips.
of daffodils.
they compete
with bare-knuckled weather.
they prepare
against the weight of snow,
against stem-breaking frost,
against long-tooth grey,
and still spring promises
on approach. comes,
day upon day,
and speaks to us
in four season languages,
its winnowed face.

Marilyn Braendeholm (‘Misky’) lives in the UK surrounded by flowers, grapevines, bubbling pots of sourdough starter, and people she loves. She never buys clothing without pockets. Her work is widely published. Between the Lines

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