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a moment of beautiful – icicles

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the space: drip line of a house on a winter day

the beautiful: icicles

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On the day after an increase in temperature, when the snow from the roof is melting, the front of our house, on the south side and in full sun, is always dripping and making icicles.

They glitter and sparkle, sculptural wonders of frozen water.

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ice storm

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for three days

freezing rain and willow

have hung uncertain magic

along the river

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ice in layers

laid on the bones

of the tree tops, branches break

candy-coats crack in the sun

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I refuse the sparkle

resist the awe

worry

the bones will not recover

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©  Jane Tims 2009

Written by jane tims

January 9, 2013 at 10:18 am

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.

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Our Red Squirrels are certainly not afraid of the snow.

digging for sunflower seeds

red squirrel with snow accumulating on his head

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a love letter, unsigned

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the meadow in winter

a sheet of paper

folded

where the stream

flows under the ice

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the sky

an envelope

lined in blue

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tracks on the snow

cautious

afraid

words

pressed to the page

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erased

(erased)

by melting

or a dusting

of new snow

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

Copyright Jane Tims 1999

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