The Beauty of February – Prose For Thought #Prose4T

I made a bit of an error last week when I said that this week’s Prose for Thought would be a Mothers Day special. I guess I was forward planning a little too far – but isn’t that what Mums do?!

Thank you to the people who linked up last week – Sarah from The Puffin Diaries, Helen from All At Sea and another new linker, Emma from GraceFaith Blog.

What I do have this week is a poem which celebrates the month that was February, which has to be one of my favourite times of year. This is the month that truly feels like New Year to me. The days are getting longer, flowers are starting to grow and things are starting to warm up – if only a bit for this Country!! It also seems to be the month that I have started all of my meaningful relationships for some reason.

I wrote this poem about February as part of a writing circle I first started to attend a year after I had Grace. I didn’t keep up the circle, but I did continue with the writing I am pleased to say.

The Beauty of February

As the clock reads half past five

The sun in the sky is trying to strive

To make the day seem that bit longer

As flora and fauna grow that bit stronger

The duck, the swan and Canadian Goose

Are all returning home to roost

The blossom grows and appears on the trees

Ready to become confetti in the April breeze

Whilst all around springing out of their beds

Crocus and daffodil are poking their heads

The next day can turn this all around

With a biting wind and frost on the ground

Whilst the beauty of February starts to grow

Best keep an eye out in case of snow!

© Victoria Welton  February 2008

 

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Next week: A Mothers Day Prose For Thought special – I promise this time!

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6 Comments

  1. MummyNeverSleeps
    February 28, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    Oh how lovely… You’re right actually… It is a rather nice time of year, I’ll stop whinging about the cold!! 😉
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    • Victoria
      March 2, 2013 / 10:20 pm

      Oh, I didn’t say I wasn’t going to whinge about the cold! 😉

  2. Mrs Teepot
    February 28, 2013 / 1:15 pm

    Great poem, love the ending, it’s lovely to see Spring gradually making an appearance isn’t it! (Or in my case hear about it from those in the snow!)
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    • Victoria
      March 2, 2013 / 10:29 pm

      Thanks Livi, it really is, I bet you are missing being here for this time of year? – and thanks again for linking up this week 🙂 x

  3. February 28, 2013 / 9:54 am

    Lovely as always Victoria. I love it when we start to glimpse spring as after Christmas the winter really seems to drag. Looking forward to next week! xx
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