Monday, January 23, 2017

I met a shrub who caught my eye, 
from the dull leafy hedge 
standing out shy; 
on her sprigs a sprinkle 
of small buds, pink
and on them
not a single leaf.

Has she made a timing error,
thinking spring is near;
and is then but a
beautiful mistake?

I don't know..but to me she 
seems to be saying:

in the winter chill,
in you is strength 
to put out flowers still"