21 December 2011

winter solstice 2011

west chezzetcook eastern
shore nova scotia dawn in
half an hour orange–yellow
golden glow on eastern horizon
a few lavender–burgundy
clouds and frosted everything

even frozen puddles
of hillside trickle
saltmarsh grasses
mossed apple trees
spruce and mountain
ash sprays of red berries

and there is a pheasant under
an apple tree eating seeds

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