We Are

We Are

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

Beneath this frozen ground we wait
protected from the iron fist
of winter as her cover slips,
to freeze your garden, spread sharp frost
on wayward leaves now crunchy crisp.

Wild winds whip up and sun has lost
her welcome warmth, so pale her face,
no trace of robust, rosy glow.
Predicted soon are falls of snow
and ice will cling on country roads.

Our time clock ticks yet we must rest
in silent sleep, bear out the chill
until we push our waking green
through stubborn earth. And then the thrill
in early spring, we'll bring to you,
we'll dance for you in thickened clumps.
We are your promised daffodils.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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Today Chris i noticed my miniature daffies all have yellow buds just waiting to burst open, they have been peeking through for a while but now i can see the yellow from my window..
A lovely poem to describe how hardy plants are, even delicate ones somehow manage that long cold sleep of hibernation, nature is fascinating how she recovers and re-biths herself..

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

I just love spring Stella. I also have tiny daffodils growing on my deck table in pots. They have ye.. read more
Stella Armour

7 Months Ago

So many joys in the garden, now i can see properly i also see the yellow primroses are smiling from .. read more



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Today we have the yellow daffys waving above a layer of snow
Easter roses (redish like Christmas Roses) hiding under a weeping Maple tree

Birds hopping after the crumbs I have just scattered

Thick warm coats cover my bare arms of last week

Posted 7 Months Ago


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Wild Rose

7 Months Ago

It was unusual just West Cumbria with blocked roads Normally it is the cross country roads and the M.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

You are a wise man. That comes with living :)
Wild Rose

7 Months Ago

Wise LADY > I let her plan that sort of stuff
Its coming!!! Actually here it is pretty much on us, just planted in the garden and been hanging out on patios. It has been lovely. Probably will get another blast before things start really heating up. Oh those promises...great piece Christine!!!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Where have you been? You have been missed. Pleased to hear you have been attending to your garden lo.. read more
Crowley

7 Months Ago

I was just unable to write a thing and was a little depressed about it so stayed off for a bit. Tryi.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

That happens to us all at times, that dreaded writers block. Hope you are feeling more uplifted. I'm.. read more
I love that it is the daffodils speaking. I didn’t see that coming until they spoke for themselves. Sometimes I think I’m a bit dense as a reader and miss things. Like now, when your whole lovely series of descriptions made it all so clear. It was an elegant trip.

We have had daffodils blooming for almost two months here. It has been a mild but very rainy winter. Early flowers are a nice consolation for a landscape composed mostly of puddles.

I thought the voice in this was beautiful. A nice lushness in the description that made it a pleasure to read.

Lovely work, Chris!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Many thanks Eilis for your thoughtful review. So much appreciated.

Chris
Crisp cold winter morning, but a light thoughtful sprinkle of warm of spring ahead heard and felt and seen.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Thank you Dawn. I appreciate your visit. All good wishes.

Chris

In spite of your still seen and felt Wintry signs, what a bright and lovely poem, Chris. Finely written, cleverly found rhyming sounds, all focussed with the poet's thoughts and hopes for those trumpets of Spring.. our daffodils!

(A few of mine are just about blooming in their protected sites, but, others are still thinking about it. Daffs have a naturally inborn delay switch if Winter conditions hit, but a few days of higher temps usually work miracles. :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emmajoy

7 Months Ago

When yours are blooming and their trumpets jolliying, my dilly darlings will be waving goodbye!
Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Enjoy them while you can :)
emmajoy

7 Months Ago

I am, I am, I am!!! Love dillies, especially as they follow dainty little snowdrops and near exotic .. read more
Chris,
A wonderful lyric. A pure pleasure to follow your lines. This poem and your "taking stock' remind me of two poems of mine which follow somewhat the thoughts in these poems, but of different style. I will have to post them sometime. Thanks for this.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Many thanks for your response Tom. So pleased that you are enjoying my poetry you must post your poe.. read more
kentuck14

7 Months Ago

I will at some point.
Love daffodils Chris! This poem is filled with their sweet voices, golden smiles and fragrant grace. Lovely form, flow, intricate rhyme and vivid imagery. Your use of language is impeccable as always. Yes, sleep and dream peacefully where the Winter winds can’t harm you little ones. We, and the benevolent Spring, await your awakening. Thank you for this beautiful write.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

You have such a talent for reviewing Annette. Yours are always so special. Wishing many daffodils fo.. read more
If it weren't for the appearance of daffodils, I would give up and go live on a desert island in the Carribean!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Good morning Augustus. They are a sight to behold aren't they? Well Wordsworth thought so. You look .. read more
Beautiful expression of winters frozen glass to cover the earth in cold ;-]

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

Many thanks Weeping willow for your kind review and visit. Much appreciated.

Chris
there's nothing like spying those first few daffodils of spring :) I hope that the false springs dropping back into winter doesnt affect these beautiful blooms! and glad to see i'm not the only one fixating on winter in my writing these days. look forward to the spring bloom of poetry alongside the daffodils!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

7 Months Ago

We have warmer weather and a few more daffodils now. Nothing like it to raise the spirits. I'm not a.. read more

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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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