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poetry and prose about place

a moment of beautiful – tracks in the snow

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the space: new fallen snow

the beautiful: a Red Squirrel’s tracks

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An expanse of new fallen snow is like an unwritten page.  When you find something written there, it is a message of beauty.

In our driveway, after the last snow, a Red Squirrel was the first to write on the ‘page’.  The prints were delicate, traced in blue shadows.

~

Our Red Squirrels are certainly not afraid of the snow.

digging for sunflower seeds

red squirrel with snow accumulating on his head

~

~

a love letter, unsigned

~

the meadow in winter

a sheet of paper

folded

where the stream

flows under the ice

~

the sky

an envelope

lined in blue

~

tracks on the snow

cautious

afraid

words

pressed to the page

~

erased

(erased)

by melting

or a dusting

of new snow

~

~

Published as: ‘a love letter, unsigned’, 1999, Green’s Magazine XXVII (2): 44.

Copyright Jane Tims 1999

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  1. I love the pictures of the red squirrel. Very cute. The poem is beautiful.

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    apoetsjournal

    March 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  2. Your little red squirrel is a darling! 🙂
    “the sky/an envelope/lined in blue” – love this image…

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    Barbara Rodgers

    March 5, 2012 at 10:36 am

    • Hi Barbara. Pesky little creature…yes he is cute. There are three of them, each with his/her own personality. Thanks for feedback on the poem. Jane

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      jane tims

      March 6, 2012 at 6:54 am

  3. I love these photos and this poem. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing all of this.

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    Carol Steel

    March 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

    • Hi Carol. I’m glad you liked them. Lots of snow fell last night. There will be more tracks this morning. Jane

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      jane tims

      March 6, 2012 at 6:50 am


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