Poems of the Week

Teeming Time

by Jerome Betts

“Join us in February for our fourth
annual Snowdrop Festival—where you
can visit gardens teeming with one of
the earliest flowering plants of the year.”
—National Gardens Scheme website

The cold rain teeming down for hours
Blots out those pale blooms’ clusters,
The forecast stuck at blustery showers
Relieved by showery blusters.

Don’t urge us out before it’s dry!
Until there’s really no drops,
Best stay indoors and warm, not try
To see some sodden snowdrops!