So this one was ACTUALLY PUBLISHED… in the local paper. :) Just had to pick another snow-poem, in honour of what’s coming. Besides, I’m dying to use that squirrel-in-the-snow picture again!
Moon CommunionFresh, full flood of glow-light Renders glisteny this sea of white. Sweet the gentle sharpness of cheek-finger-toe-tingle; Stirs, stills my soul, slows my skis. A silver silence, touched slightly By soft, soft whisperings: “Swish! Swish!” Sky upon sky – infinite distance, Beckoning, stretching out secret drifts, perfect shadows and friendly, dark tree-shapes. Facing, chasing the streaming moon, Meditating, hesitating to return too soon; We’ve much in common, the moon & I– The same Creator, but His love is mine.
And here’s a bonus, from Longfellow:Silently one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.