Saturday, 9 February 2008

Snowdropmania morning at The Lawns

The national press is reporting that the country is in the grip of Snowdropmania - I can relate to that as this lovely little woodland flower has come with light and joy over the past two weeks.

The Peace of Daybreak Skies
A flower has opened in my heart .....
What flower is this, what flower of spring,
What simple, secret thing?
It is the peace that shines apart,
The peace of daybreak skies that bring
Clear song and wild swift wing.

Heart's miracle of inward light,
What powers unknown have sown your seed
And your perfection freed? .....
O flower within me wondrous white,
I know you only as my need
And my unsealed sight.

Siegfried Sassoon - 1886 - 1967