Snowdrops ~ Ladies of Loveliness

Kevin Michael Bloor

The winter-proof snowdrops are blooming:
reminders that springtime is looming.
They brave the harsh breeze that is blowing;
in bleakest mid-winter they're growing!

In Latin, Galanthus Nivalis;
(to love them, you don’t need to know this)
‘Milk Flower of the Snow’s’ the translation;
from Promised Land brought to this nation.

All clouded in folklore and fable,
like Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel,
whose tears were all shed in the garden;
in Eden they begged heaven's pardon!

So, angels of mercy took pity,
from snowflakes made flowers so pretty:
sweet, shy, sturdy blooms, bright with beauty,
all destined, by God, for this duty:

to symbolise hope, beyond sorrow,
of new world of wonder, tomorrow,
where hearts will be warmed and unfrozen
by ladies of loveliness chosen.

The beautiful snowdrops are blooming:
reminders that springtime is looming!
Cruel winter, they tell us, is ending;
sweet solace of springtime is pending!

  • Author: Blue-eyed Bolla (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 22nd, 2022 07:18
  • Comment from author about the poem: Cheer up, spring's on the way!
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 13


  • Rocky Lagou

    Wow what a beautiful display! The imagery was so rich and I felt the message! 💖

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