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Anne Gregory

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Mid Winter Rose


Fragile beauty
                    bitter sweet
          once a banished gift
                             now brought home to die

                                            Pale as the solstice moon
                                                                            sailing lonely
                                                                                       in a cold grey dawn

Turning    timing    tuning    season
Sweet to bitter – bitter to sweet

Fragrant petals falling soft
                                       silent hearts
                             precious as tears of release

                                       O moon are you half your former self –
                                                                   where is your companion
                                                                                                     Venus?

Turning    timing    tuning    season  
Sweet to bitter – bitter to sweet

Mid Winter night turns
                              to mid Winter day
                        Solstice sunrise offering glory

                                       O mystery of moons
                                                          of seasons turning
                                                                   tides and currents of love

Turning    timing    tuning    season  
Sweet to bitter – bitter to sweet

 

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