Saturday, February 11, 2012

Winter Renewed

This week we had such beautiful weather, and yesterday was a little cool, but stiil pleasant.  But by the end of the day, snow was starting to draw its curtain over the world, and by morning, a thick white blanket had changed the landscape from brown and grey to pure white.  It reminded me of a haiku I wrote many years ago:

The sun warms the earth.
Flowers look up.  Is spring here?
But at night, snow falls.

American Tree Sparrow

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Mid-Winter Oasis

The cold hard door of winter 
Rattles and groans under the weight of ice and snow
Until with a gentle hand, nudging, little by little,
Spring comes.
She taps quietly, insistently,
then eases the door open.
A ray of sunshine peeps in,
A fresh breeze laden with promise.
So brief, like a dream,
Then the door closes softly.
A warm day in mid-winter.