The Cardinals

 

Crocuses

During that winter,
we watched the cardinals
dart through the woods
and ice-laden
rhododendrons.
We spread sun-flower seeds
over the snow
on the terrace,
and then watched
from the kitchen window.

In the spring you died.

Long years have passed,
And still today —
I would give all beauty
back to nature
if I could see,
once more,
your red coat
in the distance,
bending over
the first crocuses
of spring.

Author: Virginia Wagner Galfo

These are scary times. Prepare yourself to take a stand for what is right. God damn it, just be kind!

3 thoughts on “The Cardinals”

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Steve. The poem is about my grandmother. Even after 32 years, her passing cuts me to the heart.

      Take care, Virginia *The Eclipse of Mrs. Moon ~ a novel by Virginia Galfo*

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