Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Green Glass and Daffodils


Despite a thick, hand knitted beanie
a chill wind bites my ears.
I pick a bunch of daffodils
to put in the green Italian glass
on the kitchen window sill.

The same glass held daffodils
bought every Friday
thirty two springs ago
at the stall outside
Richmond tube station.

Homesick in London,
for my mother’s
antipodean garden.

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