Crocus #midnighthaiku

Golden promises
Reminder of absent sun
Warming winter hearts

A bitter winds bites. Snow falls like hail, stinging the face and witholding beauty. I shiver in spite of the thick layers, impatient to be home. Even so, I notice the first crocus piercing the grass and tight-furled leaflets braving the frost. Spring is on its way, in spite of the weather.

The dog doesn’t care. She frolics in the fields, jumping in frozen puddles, chasing the trails of the night creatures. For her, each day brings a new dawn and every dawn a new adventure.  Her world is never old. It is always a place of promise.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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12 Responses to Crocus #midnighthaiku

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Just what we need!


  2. macjam47 says:

    A lovely poem, Sue. I haven’t seen any crocus blooming here yet, but I am beginning to see the leaves of spring flowers poking through. Our temps are moderating, but who knows what tomorrow will bring. It’s been a crazy year, weatherwise. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all view the world through Ani’s eyes!


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