Margaret O’Driscoll Poetry

Margaret O'Driscoll
The Blue Kurinji

Surviving on a lonely mountain range
Resilient and reliable, though rare
Clothed in leaf year on year
Only blossoms when magic’s in the air
A spectacular sight, one not to miss
Each blue bud blooms in expectation of a kiss

Silene stenophylla

Confirmed by radio carbon dating
Siberian seeds, 32,000 years old
Unearthed by a team of Russian scientists
Viable, preserved in icy cold
Germinated, grew, despite years of strife
Our once frozen souls can similarly find new life


Like the Ganges bubbling Spring
It rises up from underground
Gravity lures this purest thing

With a gurgling gentle sound