19 November 2008

19 shiyiyue 2008


snowflakes out of light
grey cloud-filled sky
the coming winter’s first
swirl of white over us
chinos shorts inadequate
even for indoor wear
with wool socks and fleece
no gas heater or woodstove
in jelengora art studio

leafless tree branches hold
their breath as snowflakes
almost land on their bark
cedar trees in the garden
confident     almost pompous
as this year’s young fir tips
not harvested by wreathmakers
eagerly await holding first snow
with their tightly wrapped leaves

No comments: