February by R. D. Ashby SignUp
Boloji.com
Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Theme: Seasons Share This Page
February
by R. D. Ashby
Bookmark and Share
 
Not without its signposts, as for some Sports' day;
daffodil-bulbs begin to spell themselves in the air;
the tracks limed with frost, and dirtied in the day;
the trees thrown in disorder like the false teeth of winter.
 
February: the name of some poet-knight of lesser calibre;
but perfectly in place, by his steaming horse at dawn;
and coming off the stronger January like a new king:
the haemophilic, the weak, before a disappointed people.
 
What lights are so low as February lights? When Spring
keeps her identity safely for March -- despite the shoots.
February is a wax candle, honoured only by the bringing out:
the unstruck match belongs to its matchbox on the shelf.
 
Yet, every hour of February's waxen blood is holy time:
and no part of God's whole creation the less sublime!
Share This:
January 29, 2012
More By: R. D. Ashby
Views: 1025      Comments: 0




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2022 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.