Tag: Lent


A poem for Ash Wednesday

the jolly Jonquil blues

Domesticated daffs so chidingly cheerful shock of the new in a melting landscape a weepy film indeed for impressionable eyes Bold brimstone drifts and sexed up yellow massed bands of trumpeting brass heads tally-hoing happiness like fox to the hounds Now in this spongy springiness of… Continue Reading “the jolly Jonquil blues”

day of ashes

After Mammon’s merry making and a drear winter of discontent comes atonement burn the fronds of frenzied welcome in token of man’s forgetfulness mark well the signs of commitment for fear our cause will be lost make fast all appetites else conscience is swept by sensation shroud the… Continue Reading “day of ashes”