Apologies to the artist, but I don’t know where it comes from except ‘Pinterest’. Which is hardly satisfactory as a credit. I don’t usually put up the image when there is no tracing it, but in this case it is sort of important to the poem’s interpretation. So thank you, Unknown Artist, for the inspiration!
fair lusi, aurora, ostara dawn-treader, day-bringer slips on silent star-song into sudden symphony of light eternal march winds springing winging through winter’s last night she releases the riotous rainbow spreading seeds o’er fallow fields frail lilies flowing in floral wake follow her footsteps into morning she brings the golden sun roaring radiant renewal oriental splendor rising in revelation dispersing diaphanous dreams of darkness in radiant kaleidoscopic clarity fair lady spring bring us this gladdening balmy climes to calm cold grieving leaving harsh white skies in darkened past harkening fast to rapturous trilling thrilling murmuration of flourishing life give us your immutable gifts undying return and whirling ring of days grant your immortal grace to face what men have made in this black winter’s bleak shadow
©Elizabeth Anker 2022