Winter’s Song

earth’s orchestra plays
winter’s melody of cold
while the wind harmonizes
in ice and snow

Jacob’s Brook

water runs to the long river
singing the final refrains of its song
before it is silenced by winter

Winter’s Approach

Ice creeps across the marsh.
Pine trees await their white winter coats.
Cold sharpens the silence.

Cold Creek

The creek moves fast cutting its way
through the meadow towards the river
trying to outrun the inevitable freeze.

Jacob’s Brook

Rushing ever onward
frigid but not freezing February waters
swirl around January ice.