Last year, in memory of something
or in anticipation of something
(both being loss), I planted
one hundred daffodil bulbs,
buried them one at a time
in the newly turned earth.
Now they are February’s yellow
budding of absurd, enduring hope.
Moyra Donaldson is a poet and creative writing facilitator living in Northern Ireland. She has published six collections of poetry, most recently Selected Poems (Liberties Press 2012) and The Goose Tree (Liberties Press 2014).