After Dark

After Dark

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

forgotten in a chipped clay pot
half hidden by composted leaves
beneath bare branches where in march
magnolias make purple blooms
there where all is darkly drear
where recent snowfall left its mark
a cluster of white bashful bells
in wintry coldness huddle close
a sign of growth a sign of life
galanthus flowers mid the rot
rebirth i hear my heart strings sing
Persephone brings news of spring

© 2021 Christine Anne Shaw


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Oh yes, joyful news of Spring! Message perfectly delivered Chris - an enjoyable and heartening read. I always think of snowdrops as being the first flowers of spring, but this year has been strange and I already have flowering primroses, crocuses and lungwort - plus some purple flowers around my front door (not sure of name) but no snowdrops yet!

Posted 3 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you Helen. Sounds as though your primroses and crocus have given you the lift my snowdrops did.. read more



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this looks like just the sort of piece needed to coax along that lagging bit of springtime elation
nothing does it like flowers

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you Dave. Hope elusive spring shows her face soon.

Chris
Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

YA man
Not familiar with Persephone, but I know exactly the kind of flower you mean, the kind that pops up when everything else in the world is still dreary. This could be an excellent metaphor, come to think of it. The contrast is what makes this pop, after you describe the dreary winter scene, we can almost feel the zing of this fresh sighting in a scroungy corner of the garden (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Thank you dear Margie. Persephone is the Goddess of Spring. She is late in calling this year. It is .. read more
A wonderful piece of work.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Patty. Thank you so much for calling on my page. You are more than welcome. I really appreciate.. read more
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Mel
This season more than any other year, I am eager for spring! I hope the coming season reads this poem and is inspired to rush back to us faster than in years prior.
Beautiful words as always.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Mel. Good to see you checking in. All good wishes.

Chris
The arrival of spring is always welcomed from me. I am not a lover of the winter cold or snow. I also dislike the lack of color

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Spring is my favourite season too. The season of rebirth and wonderful colour after the cold starkne.. read more
Poetic Beauty

2 Months Ago

You are more than welcome.
Beautiful poem. Good work

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you so much Arundass TP. for your kind review. Good to have a visit from you. All the best.read more
I know you love Spring. I feel excitement in your words. Any signs of rebirth or new buds are welcome and appreciated. At least you are springing to action all year in poetry.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

You are welcome. Here it comes around the corner.
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Yay :)..............
Sami Khalil

2 Months Ago

Cool beans, hot beans.
This is a wonderful write, not sure what Persephone is though. Wonderfully written and expressed

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Persephone is the Goddess of spring. Many thank yous for your kind review Kim. Your visits most appr.. read more
A lovely uplifting piece
of poetry to read
while we're In.a
deep freeze of
icy weather and snow

waiting for spring
will definitely be
a welcomed delight



Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Fran. Can't wait for spring to arrive after this miserable, cold covid winter. All good wi.. read more
The tiniest signs of spring are so welcome when the weather is cold and gloomy. I love the mention of Persephone! Spring is just around the corner, Chris. What an uplifting write this is. Lydi**

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Lydi**. Pleased to plant some thoughts of spring for you :)

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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