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Daffodils (a poem)

posted Mar 20, 2019, 4:38 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By: Katherine Alder, Staff Writer

Posted March 20th, 2019


As the sun began to shake off the tired cold of winter,

Rising earlier.

Shining brighter.

It banished winter’s permanent grey,

bringing back the brilliant blue skies.

The dingy grey snow drifts slowly shrank.

Eventually disappearing completely,

called back to Earth pulled under the surface.

As the ground thawed out,

the world awoke.

The grass regained its color, the birds sang,

and the delicate flowers began to raise their heads

Their green leaves uncurled pressing against the ceiling of soil.

They shot up into the light shaking off the dirt.

Relishing in the warmth,

and surviving the freezing nights,

straining upwards towards the sun.

A monochrome of green leaves.

Until the pale bud burst open,

to reveal the brilliant yellow and white blossom.

A stake at its base denoted its name, in careful handwriting,

elegant cursive,

Ice Follies.

Its proud yellow trumpet contrasted the pale ice white petals

It thrived in the warm, cheerful, spring air.