Joan Eardley


Down the lane,
Fat red berries
Beam their small cheer
Along the frost bitten branches,
Pushing the cold ivy
Away from their fire,
Keeping the dark leaves
At a distance.

Knowing darkness always wants
To suffocate and defeat
New life.

                      ©2019 Gwen Grant

2 thoughts on “NEW LIFE

  1. A Joan Eardley painting is a gift, no matter how many times we’ve seen it. Glad you liked
    both it and the poem.


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