Snow “Haiku”

Snowed in at Squirrel Lodge very near where they filmed Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe.

Apparently some of the film crew had rented the cottage just before us.

If I am not careful I might get to find fifty words for snow, like Kate Bush…

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as white as a blanket

the world is wrapped

in an icy duvet

 

even the stars

are muffled by it,

ears cannot hear

 

the postman’s envelopes

are not delivered

embossed, by a watermark

 

the waters of life

hang icicle sharp

always pointing, crying

 

the velvet dusk

adds a hush, and a whisper

a Night falls beaten

 

the frigid world

shivers determined

and so very, sure

 

yet a warm body

in the morgue of life,

has a heart still beating

 

blood in the arteries

adds a splash

some Technicolor™

 

cold monochrome

has passed this world,

a Bardo of ghosts

 

this too shall pass

as ice and a germ

dance their tango

 

the salt tears

of the spirit, melt

even ardent glaciers

 

cabin fever raises

mercury high,

the winged messenger

 

Gandalf the white

has painted

a tableau, exquisite

 

a sage in the forest

seeks only thyme

green with a healing

 

za-zen sitting

in always patient,

dawn will come

 

hot water

on the bird bath,

a sparrow bathes

 

breadcrumbs on snow

the robin smiles

he is still alive!!