As new life dances around me,
silent messages carried by the wind
signal beginnings; clarity is given
full of hope is my mind,
my spirit free to applaud
Warmth from within sets my face aglow.
Hope rests upon the horizon,
singing, dancing within the bubble of prime.
Laughter takes us captive
a sentence served only to the lucky ones
I sense my arrest will be transitory.
Fallen to the ground, auburn tributes scatter.
The bark once veiled by leaves, revealed for all to see.
Although stark; the branches offer a blueprint
of security, strength and power.
The mighty oak embraces its nourished foundations.
White flakes cleanse, carrying purity and honour.
As icicles form, their musical sound affirms peace.
Footprints created in the snow diminish,
like a memory, can only be savored in thought.
The thaw inevitable; new life awaits below the white blanket.