A patient at St Richard’s Hospice has penned a poem inspired by the charity’s emblem, a snowdrop.
Ivy Lee, who attends Day Hospice, has written many poems – including ‘The Snowdrop’, which can be read below.
The logo of St Richard’s Hospice, based in Worcester, contains a snowdrop – which represents a message of hope. Read more here.
By Ivy Lee
In the bleakest of Winter weather
When earth freezes beneath our feet
And snow falls across the land,
How is it the fragile snowdrop
Thrusts its delicate petals upwards
To the light, with defiant stand!?
Then, with bowed head, it spread its presence
In a flurry of white and green,
Which catches the fleeting light
And brightens the dismal day
With a message of reassurance
That Spring is now on its way!
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