Monthly Archives: January 2011

January Thaw

Fog floats over flattening drifts; the snow is leaving, disappearing field by field, baring surprised green grass stubbling muddy soil and one print of someone’s shoe preserved in ice upon the path.   Earth is taking off her winter coat … Continue reading

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A Simple Supper

Soup bubbles cobbler browns kettle boils– all is well in my kitchen.    

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Winter’s Garden

It starts with water, just like the summer garden, then onions and celery, frozen for winter’s use, red pepper, garlic and parsley from the garden too, dried and stored in blue jars deep in pantry shelves. What comes next depends … Continue reading

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Breaking Ice

The river slips beneath a sheen of ice, swift to the falls and the crashing rocks, secret the turmoil below, the tumbling stones, tangled roots and branches ever closer to the precipice where broken shards rain upward, soaking the memory of its stoic past with icy tears.

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Dust of Snow

by Robert Frost The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.

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Full Moon

January moon, cold and white above the blue snow of midnight sparks a rabbit’s tracks with jewels.

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Wordless

My pencil taps against the table straining for some words to put on paper to say something, anything worth someone’s time to read. I stare out the window at crusted snow bare branches and bird flitting to the feeder and … Continue reading

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