Tracks in the Woods

Winter really is a wonderland especially on a walk in the wood. Enjoy the poem inspired by the winter woods.

Tracks in the snow

it seems
like time frozen
as if nothing is moving.
All is covered in perfect snow,
the land put to bed.
Yet unseen
there is life
evidenced by the tracks
they leave.
The meandering path
of the opportunistic fox,
the crisscross highways
of deer in their thick winter coats,
hash-marks of a gaggle of turkeys,
and busy boney squirrels prints
littered with bits of pinecone
left over from his supper.
There are feather marks
of a partridge too
where she brushed the snow
on hurried take off
leaving subtle wing prints.
Look closer still
to see where the mice have scurried
and where the trees have shed
drops of snow
pockmarking the white forest floor.
And us,
quietly trudging through the woods
adding our boot tracks
to the canvas,
to the milieu of life.


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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