the world crisped new
not a banknote
a white page
and in the frost
blackbirds writing a new story
in bird runes.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

28 thoughts on “Imbolc”

  1. I thought of this …It was evening all afternoon.
    It was snowing
    And it was going to snow.
    The blackbird sat
    In the cedar-limbs.


      1. I pick up alot of sadness ..typical male quiet despair ..I marvel at his technical ability..and knowledge ..but I get “lack of feeling” and sometimes …”why cant you just say directly what is bothering you?” but then that’s his style …thank you, keep going

      1. When we lived in the north of France our neighbour who was German had a single tree, a huge cherry tree that took all the light. It produced masses of fruit but every year it attracted flocks of blackbirds that ate everything. She hated them!

  2. Pingback: Imbolc – Nelsapy
    1. Imbolc is half-way between a solstice and an equinox and it’s when signs of spring appear in our part of the world. I don’t know why January 1 should have been chosen as the start of the year. Even in Rome it can’t be spring-like on Jan 1.

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