*

it is late and rain falls on rain

all day long the wind called,
tumbling through the trees

unable to answer, I sit now beside
the open window imagining

that wild intensity of scent –
damp pine before the day awakens

© Sarah Whiteley

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6 Comments

  1. Am I right in detecting a reference to Christina Rossetti’s “In The Bleak Midwinter”? One of my Christmas carols as a child. She is honoured with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Anglican Church on 27 April – tomorrow!

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