Monday, January 12, 2015

Sturdy, Leafy Friends

My brave wintergreens
against the frozen snow.
Framed in crystal white,
with looming, stretching shadows
gathered over them,
they rise up
verdant, vital, bright emeralds
in the play of the lowering light.


Ivy, ivy, ivy
over crumpled last year's leaves
and roots of sleeping trees.
Deep hues of ivy.


Green and white,
dappled sunlight!

I take inspiration from my sturdy, leafy friends.