Monday, February 01, 2016


A new light is rising
February is here
Though clear and cold still
It radiates days brighter
Time's crystal windows flood
In a new light stained in colour
Spring begins tremulously
In green shoots and yellow tails
Though nothing else yet stirs
But the heart it quickens
A whisper adrift among bare trees
The cold is close yet
But the warmth creeps closer
Blinking sunbeams lie upon frost
The world shall grow again
And we to grow with it
And I…
Coloured by Africa's shores
Am ready for the summer