Woke early, dressed warm and went outside.
I was surprised by the moon,
a quarter moon with a star beneath.
There was frost on the lawn and on my car.
No early mass in Clongowes today.
Came back inside
to have porridge
in a blue bowl.
— Bernadette Lee
(It’s been far too long since we’ve heard from Berna, our Irish correspondent from County Kildare. What can we tempt her with? She already has a blue bowl! And you, what do you fortify yourself with on a frosty morning?)