Friday Poem: “Fair February” by Christina Ferens

This poem by Christina Ferens comes from her haunting, soothing and beautiful book: “ The Country Diary of a New Zealand Lady”

Fair February

“ Farewell to February, her fair charm,
Her golden tresses, cut and gathered!
Long days the men enticed have laboured,
An eye to the sky till day was done,
To win her favour, combed and bound,
Lying invitingly upon the ground,
Awaiting embrace, to be lifted up,
Laid high in chambers dry and airy,
Lofty, full to bursting – February,
To be remembered all the year
For her warmth and her bounty.”




8 thoughts on “Friday Poem: “Fair February” by Christina Ferens

  1. Diana Drent

    What a beautiful poem.

    March wind is a jolly fellow;
    He likes to joke and play.
    He turns umbrellas inside out
    And blows men’s hats away.

    He calls the pussy willows
    And whispers in each ear,
    “Wake up you lazy little seeds;
    Don’t you know that spring is here?”

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      I like your poem Diana. The wind is a frequent visitor to my part of New Zealand. At the moment he is off visiting other places which is very nice for us!

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      It is a lovely book to be savoured and considered. I see in your recent post that you are reading Juliet’s book “A cup of Sunlight”. I really like that book too.

  2. Juliet

    What a coincidence; I’ve almost finished reading Christina’s book. I’m appreciating her powers of observation, and am glad I persisted because at first I was irritated by her assumption that every baby bird was a ‘he’.


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