Saturday, January 15, 2011

Winter's Gift

A crystalline beauty
Enfolds us
In its delicate pallet
Of glassy hues;
Charmingly cool,
Deceptively inviting.

Defying brisk resolve;
A veiled admonition
To our reluctant embrace
Of nature's respite.

The gift of the season:
Perhaps as much
About what lies within,
As without;
A well-timed invitation
For reflective pause.


Dulce said...

Only You can write this well- especially about seasons... it gets to the heart and the skin!
And the picture is perfect too!

Glad to see you back!

Brian Miller said...

the rest sets it up nicely but that last stanza is my fav for sure...thank you for your words at emily's today...

Shadow said...

there is beauty in ice, as you say so well. and yes, this is the time to rest and recharge. enjoy it!

Felicitas said...

Thank you, Dulce! I am very inspired by nature.

Brian - You have been my #1 supporter from the beginning - just as I know you are for so many others. I so appreciate your comments here and wish you and your family only the best.

Shadow - I really do find it easier to appreciate winter from indoors...where it's nice an warm! Lucky you - you won't have to do that for another 4 or 5 months I expect.