Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Magpie 198

The Ice Cutters, 1911, Natalia Goncharova

A Magpie......

Winter has always fascinated and enthralled me with it's palate of white.
To say nothing of
  The myriad shapes of it's crystalline flakes.
Calm and cleansing,
 Soothingly refreshes both soul and body.
And I've moved tons of snow...
 From my byways;
Oddly enough, imbued am I at such times
 With a deep meditation, found, for me,
No where else.
Not Zen nor yoga nor even prayer
 Brings to me
The peace of shoveling snow;
Especially at night under
Street lights illumination,
 The swirling snow ignites my