wields incense of rose and sends,
pretends, when from the eaves
the winter leaves in rivulets.
I’m let to turn and as I squint
for hint of early spring
and hope to cope, to thaw
when winter bites again.
Inspired by the visual art and videos of Maria Wulf in Margaret’s prompt at toads. Heliotrope is a mechanism for flowers to turn and face the sun. In spring when the first sun is out you might see Swedes just standing lapping the first precious rays. There is also a wonderful word in Swedish called dagsmeja, which is when the daylight sun makes the sun melt.
January 15, 2016