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snowfall and summer

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snow rocking in hammock




in the hammock

the snow rocks

gently, enthralled by


of fireflies

owl calls


wind harasses

the pines

mutters them miserable

snow fall ceases

stars punctuate

indigo sky


snow dwindles

shrinks and sublimates

the hammock cradles

a frail cadaver, swings

in obedience to

winter storm



Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

January 2, 2013 at 7:00 am

eight days – snow storm

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During my eight days in Ontario, we had a snow storm whose memorable characteristic was the size of its snowflakes.  They were the biggest I’ve ever seen, as big as large marshmallows.   Every fluffy snowball must have been the composite of a dozen individual snowflakes.   After the storm, the trees were coated with white.  The cedar were particularly beautiful, with their evergreen leaves each hanging beneath a personal burden of snow.



deep snow


snowed all day, sealed us in

knee-deep, snowflakes

the size of mittens, wrists

of cedar hang

weight of snow, on backs of hands

boughs of fir, three-thumbed

and frosted, fists on fence posts

impressions of boot

in the hollow of leg-prints, fingernails play

the wind chime, brief

reminder of summer, signals

in-coming cold



© Jane Tims  2012


Written by jane tims

January 27, 2012 at 7:27 am

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