Posted by: John Looker | 6 February, 2022

Snowdrops are breaking cover again

Snowdrops are breaking cover.

They are reconnoitring,

filing their reports.

©John Looker 2021

It’s that time of year, and I’m reposting.


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  1. Reconnoiter they must, John. A meeting of sorts.

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    • Hi Renėe. It’s always a pleasure to see these early scouts for Spring.

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  2. Today it’s raining and cold. I’m sure you wrote this evocative piece to ensure that we who still await summer will get the shivers.

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    • I’m sorry about your weather down there Bruce – but you usually have a far warmer time of it than we do !

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  3. Snowdrops were always my wonderful Grandad Dawson’s favourite wildflower. He was a hero from the trenches of World War I, decorated for bravery. He died in May 1975 aged 82, but I’ve inherited his passion for snowdrops and love your haiku. Ah, the idea of them scouting for spring… great stuff!

    Best always,

    Paul

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    • Thanks Paul, I’m pleased you like it – and thanks for adding those memories of your grandfather. It’s good to see someone remembered and commemorated.

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  4. Even with just 10 words, there’s a nice little bit of musical language here.

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  5. Makes me smile, John.

    Tom

    On Sun, Feb 6, 2022 at 4:59 AM Poetry from John Looker wrote:

    > John Looker posted: ” Snowdrops are breaking cover. They are > reconnoitering, filing their reports. ©John Looker 2021 It’s that time of > year, and I’m reposting. ” >

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    • You might also smile to hear that I got into difficulties with spelling. I first wrote ‘reconnoitering which my spell checker accepted (would that be the American way?) but my wife and her best friend both instructed me to correct it to reconnoitring. Which of course I did. Hastily.

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      • Indeed, reconnoitring looks strange to me. I’ve gotten used to colour but still keep my American spelling. I’m also trying to reconnotre my daily thoughts for inspiration.

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  6. Oh, those sneaky snowdrops…..

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  7. Lucky you, John. In my part of Canada we won’t see any flowers (other than in the supermarket) for another month or two!

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    • My wife and I had a great holiday in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island some years ago, and I once attended a conference in Ottawa. Would love to know which Province you are in.

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      • New Brunswick. Born in Wales, educated in England, emigrated to Canada!

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      • On the Est Coast, we have the cold Labrador current that delays our springs. When I played rugby with Toronto Irish, we always had our first outdoor practice on St. Patrick’s Day. End of April – beginning of May, here, if we are lucky. Where are you in the South East?

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      • A conference in Ottawa? Tell me more. Please!

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        • It was in the 90s. An environmental conference under the OECD – I was there for the UK, from our Environment Department. I liked Ottawa, and remember getting to the Canadian Museum of History over the river. Years later my wife and I spent three weeks in Nova Scotia and PE – so I remember the Bay of Fundy and the vast Gulf of St Lawrence. Would love to go back. Over here we live in the Surrey Hills on the border of Kent – maybe you know it.

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          • Environment – we have family members involved there, in Ottawa. Don’t know your area – my areas — South Wales, Gloucester, Bristol, and Somerset, mainly. Also Bournemouth and Christchurch.

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  8. Our home is in south east England.

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  9. An intriguing and fun thought, John!

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  10. Nice, it is what we think of rain drops when the rains start in June.

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  11. Thank you Lakshmi. It’s nice to see you here.

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