December Snow

 

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We continue to clean up after our first two-day winter storm. There’s been no school for two days, and all has been quiet on this dirt road through the state forest.  Even the deer and fox aren’t out and about yet.

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Winter Storm  

Branches crack under the weight of snow

cold wind pushes hard against bowing trunks

pine forest sways and moans

diamonds fall as limbs shiver

wind pushes against bowing trunks

a groan sounds deep in heartwood

diamonds fall as limbs shiver

heaped snow rests discarded

like nightclothes in early morning light

a groan sounds deep in heartwood

Winds shift snow weighing branches down

heaped snow rests discarded

like nightclothes in early morning light

silence      aside from a tomcat’s howl

winds shift snow weighing branches down

abiding until light.

silence      aside from a tomcat’s howl

in the stillness a moon sliver appears

fox curls hidden         waits for dawn

pine forest sways and moans

a moon sliver appears

branches crack under the weight of snow

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About elainereardon

Poet, writer, gardener, herbalist, pottery, painting—bumping into magic, peeking around new corners.
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2 Responses to December Snow

  1. Kathleen Corbett says:

    Thank you, how beautiful.K

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