Snowy Woods

Working on poems for one of my next Nature Series chapter books on the subject of Trees. This poem was inspired by a winter walk in the woods yesterday afternoon in the fading light. Snow makes the short days of winter seem to stretch out an linger on into the moonlight. Enjoy the poem.

Snowy woods

As if placed with a spoon
and a steady hand,
the limbs of the limbs
are gently stacked with snow
outlining the curves of the tree
like an artist highlighting
his lines.
Even the white pines
like cupped fingers
hold nests of snow
in their needles.

Snow brings a hush,
a softening,
a calming
to the woods
as if the wolf no longer
chases down spring fawns,
as if twilight will not
fall into darkness,
as if time has stopped
and all is right in the world.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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