Winter’s Song

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

Jacob’s Brook

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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.