and through the West Gate of Bute Park
relieved to escape half-term crowds.
The Gorsedd Stones are in shade
but although it's only late February
there are petals of pink and white
on the alluring cherry blossom trees,
daffodils dance a waltz in the soft breeze.
It's the warmest February day in history
with the blue Taff reflecting the sky,
joggers, dog-walkers are out in force
and families enjoying picnics but later
the gothic castle will stare through the trees
at a magical carpet of frost
to confuse nature in the ghostly night
and melt to shine as if stars in the light.