February is my least favorite month of the year. The snow has lost its novelty, and I'm tired of putting on four layers of clothes just to get some groceries. Rather than whine and complain about it, however, I'll let this offering for Garden Muse Day speak for itself.
February: Thinking of Flowers
Now wind torments the field,
turning the white surface back
on itself, back and back on itself,
like an animal licking a wound.
Nothing but white--the air, the
only one brown milkweed pod
bobbing in the gully, smallest
brown boat on the immense tide.
A single green sprouting thing
would restore me. . . .
Then think of the tall delphinium,
swaying, or the bee when it comes
to the tongue of the burgundy lily.
Yes, this is how I'll get through February . . .
How about you?
Garden Muse Day is brought to you the first of each month by our gracious hostess, Carolyn Gail. Why not stop by her blog and visit other Muse Day participants?