A snowdrop in our midst 16 Mar 2017 | by Brenda Claxton 'A snowdrop in our midst' by Brenda Claxton 'Each small flower a blessing.' | Photo: apalca / flickr CC. The wind from the east blows wild, And so I know I am alive; Despite the freezing snow. You need to login to read subscriber-only content and/or comment on articles. Username Password Forgot your password? Subscribe to The Friend today!