winter window sketch

 

sun betrays stark cold contrast:

frozen ground cover of whitest fluff

punctuated by sharp twigs of

clipped rose bushes gone dormant.

 

tall dark spruce trees cast

long blue shadows, extending

blackish green branches to catch

powdery crystals on their fingertips.

 

sturdy garden windmill turns its

spinning head into the chill breeze;

red tail fin…lone colorful feature

of bleak and weathered landscape.

 

oh, but notice the rabbit trails!

 

we can follow them over the snow–

little bunny tracks criss-cross the dog’s

wider paw prints through diamonds’ dust,

sparkling with inspiration and adventure.

 

(inspired by claudia’s prompt at d’Verse but confess that my “inner editor” came out with an eraser !)

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hisfirefly
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 16:04:00

    I sensed the Lord speak into my heart many winters ago –

    roses bloom against the snow

    I sensed that here!

    Reply

  2. lynndiane
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 18:03:23

    Thanks everyone for stopping to look through my window! I decided to go outside and make my own tracks with snowshoes 🙂

    Reply

  3. claudia
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 04:48:29

    …wider paw prints through diamonds’ dust… the tracks part was my fav as it’s such a great visual… hmm that sounds like a lovely walk – i wish we had some snow to leave our footmarks..

    Reply

  4. Bryan Ens
    Feb 10, 2014 @ 01:39:18

    This is a beautiful view of a wintery landscape

    Reply

  5. Mary
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 23:57:47

    You have set a perfect winter scene in your poem.

    Reply

  6. Gabriella
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 23:50:28

    I very much enjoyed looking at the view from your window, especially the image if the dark spruce trees and the paws on diamond’s dust.

    Reply

  7. billgncs
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 23:14:57

    I look for the winter tracks to make sure no critters live under our deck. Still, they tell tales and are a form of writing if we can but read it.

    Reply

  8. Brian Miller
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 22:28:16

    ha. its cool to see all the tracks and wonder what they were doing…maybe having a party….what with all the traffic…i like that little splash of color as well there in the middle….the redtail….

    Reply

  9. writerwannabe763
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 22:26:19

    I love it… so accurately descriptive… Diane

    Reply

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