Faint Heart…

never won fair lady

Photo by Theodor Vasile on Unsplash

She walks on white. He watches winter’s rose
picking her way across the covered downs.
She pauses, gloved and breathless as it snows,
confetti drifting, scene devoid of sounds.

Miss Cardigan — Anne Cardigan — her name,
a spinster of the parish, never wed,
refined and tweeded, delicate of frame,
her profile…

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