A/N: browsed my korea trip pics and saw a lot of beautiful tulips from Everland. sorry this was horrible.

for there was a lady in her dress

kirtle; given by her mother in the autumn of her seventeenth

now it was winter, in her ragged tunic

still singing the melodies of fall

waiting for the call of tulips about to come in April

if she was lucky, they would bloom

in the first morning of March

but she held on to her kirtle

quite tightly.