silver icing


Jeweled november morning

presents her fragile gifts

wrapped in brittle air


crisp cookie cut-outs of fallen

gingerbread leaves, sprinkled

with sparkling sugar crystals


frosty gems encrust cold

rim of now abandoned birdbath,

an over-sized salted goblet


dead lawn glitters a thousand

clear white diamonds, reflecting

frigid rays of sharp sunlight


piercing tender ears of chilled clouds.




Mixing metaphors here…like a november morning mixes beauty and severity.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. becca givens
    Nov 21, 2014 @ 20:12:17

    I can’t decide on a favorite — bravo!! 😀


  2. Victoria C. Slotto
    Nov 15, 2014 @ 21:33:37

    I just loved these–I can picture them all so clearly. As for the gingerbread…I have some small gb cookies from Trader Joe’s and I’ve got to have one now!


  3. The Course of Our Seasons
    Nov 15, 2014 @ 13:16:37

    you have described the view from my early morning window – lovely images of the november morning


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