Cold Wind From The North West

There was a

Cold rushing

Wind from

The North West

Then stillness



Grows ice

Alas for

New growth

Alas for

Spring animals

Awake too soon

Roots bide

In silence

Seeds and tubers

Orient themselves

Without  discussion

When the thaw

Soon arrives

Foliage and flowers

Will drape

Themselves in

Black extremity

A widow’s lace

Across my garden

Bear — January 7, 2015

The temperature is dropping ten degrees Fahrenheit, per hour. Care for your animals, and friends, and relatives, and the helpless, and yourselves, as much as you are able. Please.



2 comments on “Cold Wind From The North West

  1. cindy knoke says:

    Powerful! Thanks for posting~

    Liked by 1 person


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