Beautifully crafted prose poem about life, living and sacrifice.
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art credit: Hazy Shade of Winter by LesFromages
Shade of Winter
Is this death or rebirth?
The age old philosopher’s question –
ever the pessimist or the optimist
But there is more dormant below the surface
than the decaying above
The whisper of a chilled wind carries
the chiming of bangles:
it’s a hazy shade of winter –
ushering in a deep freeze, so silent
one could go mad
And yet, Life bubbles out of frozen ponds
and glistens on tree buds
awaiting the moment to burst
into Divine interpretation
This performance is for the living
the bearer of hope in the bleakest of days
Copyright ©January 2016 Lori Carlson
weeks ago I moved
the most fragile
into the center room
the ones that would freeze
wilt and die below 40 degrees
today I moved the hardiest
as temperatures dipped
way below freezing
if only I could bundle
them all in blankets
my jungle would not be gone
would not surround me