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On Snow It is a dark and stormy eveningor at least according to the BBC, it is supposed to be. Somewhere, it probably is; but tonight in Winters it merely snows, dusting the grass in soft crystals and bathing the whole wood in an unearthly shade of silence.
It is a warmer night than most, which means that the snow is sticky and wet. It clings to everything, including you, the adolescent boy by the gate that starts when the silence is broken by the damp, heavy thump of a tumbling mass of snow
I am the bud of the white lily
That never will bloom.
But then, how is it certain
That my lily is white?
I am the bud of the orange lily
In a field of the whitest silk.
Or, afloat in a sea of orchids
My vermillion wings, a beacon
I am the bud of a black lily
In a field of all the hues.
I am the blossom of the white lily
In a field of the same.
My skirts will unfold just the same
My soft green slip unravel just the same
My cool yellow legs warm in the sun
To attract the honeybees to my sweet nectar.
I am the frog, emerging damp and cool
From the bud of a lily
And So Up Swam I Main StreetAnd so up swam I Main Street.
Turning left at Fifth
Up and up, away, away
Up, past the moon
Up past the supermarket.
About yea high--not high at all
For you see, the moon is here.
Dogs stopped, children stared
No up-growns asked me why.
It takes one certain vim
A certain will-to-do
To create vast kingdoms from a crayon
And rule it fairly, too.
And if pose the question me did one,
'Mean what by you
So able to
Soar up in blue,
I argue you!
I'll have the coppers to you glue
The fine Earth you scorn'
I'll me keep gliding
About yea high
And laugh and laugh and sing him
'But then my friend
Sure we amend
For if me at the Ea
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`anmari has been spreading her infectious positivity throughout our community for over 6 years. Throughout this time Ana has been at the core of all things devious, passionately developing an eclectic gallery, helping organise devmeets, participating in chat events and also recently completed dedicating her time as a Community Volunteer. We are absolutely delighted to bestow the Deviousness Award for May 2013 to `anmari, congratulations! Read More