Tag Archives: Winter

melting melting – April 17

4.17.18 melting, melting, winter melting except that it’s a month too late and the birds who snuck north now cluster around feeders like mother’s teats lest the chill take them down.   sun like august, ground for february, dateline april … Continue reading

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squirrel footprints – March 19

3.19.18 squirrel footprints up the creek the snow melting melting away the witches of winter.   soon baby Jesus and the Wises will be risen up out of their frozenness, just in time for Easter. ————–

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an inch of snow – January 25

1.25.2017 an inch of snow covers a lot of damage   sad grey melting world suddenly crisp in the morning air   the walk to the mailbox now crunching satisfyingly.   snow, snow beautiful snow   as long as it’s … Continue reading

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Stopping for a whiz on a snowy evening – January 15

1.15.2017 Stopping for a whiz on a snowy evening Whose woods are these I think I know, the owner’s not looking so I can go My masters brought a plastic bag I drop my tail and give a wag I … Continue reading

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snow blue – December 13

12.13.2016 snow blue in the moonlight sparkling disney card brightness   as if unreal in contrasts of crisp blacks and whites so real   that eyes flare and cheeks flex in the grin of sheer joy   the gift of … Continue reading

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winter’s nap – November 19

11.19.2016 the finest skim of ice covers the pond, the glare of late afternoon sun blinding off the sheen thinner than thin.   we count seventeen muskrat houses on the way around, now unhidden by the straw grass fronds that … Continue reading

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walking fresh powder – February 5

2.5.2016 walking fresh powder each step deliberate firm, attention paid to the squeak of snow the grasp of cleat   the ribbed pattern of the one or two who’ve been ahead, the curved give-way of a snow shoe   an … Continue reading

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