First Snow

First Snow
Seasons cross
Orange trees
catch clumps of snow
not flakes but groups of flakes
Larger and larger
splatting on the green grass
More and more
Big and wet
Slush-fluff
on an autumn day
before the Brussels sprouts
have had sufficient frost to tenderize.
Before the North wind
has stripped the knobby limbs.
Before the creeks have edged in ice.
Two eagles sit in the bony tree tops
Time is running out to fatten the fawns
and harvest the mint.
The big chill is coming
Time to assess your short comings
and put up kindnesses
like sweaters on the shelf
ready for the test of deep winter
when physical fortitude
and warm relationships
prevail.

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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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