Saturday, March 03, 2007


The First Crocus

In March amid the blow and cold,
Up through the layered leaves' dark mold,
A golden Crocus blooms alone.

Distilled from earth, rain, snow and sun,
Appointment kept, the cycle run,
A Chalice lifts and winter's gone.

--Sr. Martha Wickham, ASC, Ill.

(Photograph: Jeremy's. The first Crocus: Taken on the feast of St. Joseph, March 19th 2004, after a very harsh winter and just five days before Zachary was born.)
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Matilda said...

What a great picture and a lovely poem!

Cheryl M. said...

This pic is great small, but even better enlarged! :)