the Earth is tucking her head
into the shoulder of winter
the maple is shivering
in her sparkling bright red coat
the newly potted plants at the door
are knocking to come in
Copyright © Judy Gaudet.
Judy Gaudet is a poet and teacher living in Prince Edward Island. She is the author of Her Teeth are Stones (Acorn Press 2005) and Conversation with Crows (Oberon 2014) and the editor of the anthology 150+ :Canada’s History in Poetry (Acorn 2018).