Tag: winter

January

Shower the world with crackling leaves, Dead and limp before but now firm From frozen dew, this ground your signal To the creatures you watch in the night. Shower the broken places with jangles Of icy prairie grass and let the spring thaw Spark…

What Remains

The ravine is littered with fallen branches From elm trees refusing to become corpses, With the crumpled bark of sycamore And the decaying cedar that crackles Like popcorn when you put it into the fire. Beat your chest, lover, and summon the gods Who…

Dear Winter,

You hold the prints of my terrier dog Socks, the dog of my son’s childhood who died after the ice storm of 2007. You held her prints for a week after she was gone. I still remember walking by them when I went around the…

Winter Conversation

Dandelion in winter Has lost its head It did not roll down a hill Nor drown in an ocean Though the ocean may have Longed for it Sumac seeds and wildflower, Pine cone and pine needle, All watched And said nothing. –Shaun Perkins My…