|via Public Domain Images Online|
As I gain more readers, I have to revisit my "whole body" approach to Poetry Thursdays because I want to maintain fair use. That'll mean planning and gaining permissions from the amazing poets whom I read and think about.
Till then, I leave you with Piercy's final stanza, and urge you to visit this link to read the poem in its entirety:
Everything revealed is magical,
splendid in its ordinary shining.
The sun gives birth to rosebushes,
the myrtle, a snow shovel fallen,
overcome on the field of battle.
From "February Ground," by Marge Piercy.
[Image via a richly Cheap Bohemian, havealittletalk at Public Domain Images Online. This particular image from the NOAA Photo Library at the National Weather Service was taken by farmer Wilson Bentley in 1902, a hobbyist who photographed many snow crystals for public information. God bless the hobbyists].