Federico Federici, from hard-pressed northern Italy, offers us these hopeful words:
Grass flower seeds
will sprout in late spring
from under an inch of ice
when this birch, now fallen
silent, answers bud to bud
and leaf to leaf.
from “An Observation About Winter in Narbona,” forthcoming this summer in Deep Wild: Writing from the Backcountry. If you love wild places and good words, please consider subscribing at deepwildjournal.com. Thanks, and stay safe.
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