The Great Equalizer

Pompous pines and smug cedars,

set aside superiority –

last night,

God released the Frost Fairies,

those celestial ladies-in-waiting

whose expertise is festal fashion;


even the Ugly Ducklings

are Cinderellas,

even the weeds are winsome

in their fanciful finery.

The Great Equalizer,

frost paints all with the same brush –

seedling and signpost,

lilac and lantern,

thorn and thicket,

grass and grapevine;

 all are exquisitely,

royally dressed

for the Ball.


For more on this topic, visit my sister blog, “Growing With God in my Garden”

18 comments on “The Great Equalizer

  1. Peter Wiebe says:

    Awesome, Melody.

  2. Seyi sandra says:

    I love this, how do you get your inspiration? Just a curious bee!

    • melodylowes says:

      After 6 months of practice, I see ‘poems’ in the making in an intriguing image opportunity as I wander about my world with my camera. Sometimes the title or a phrase or two are already in my head as I snap, so I dart back in quickly to write before the inspiration leaves! Other times I use an idea I am chewing on in my own life and it develops as I look at a photo I am working on. I truly feel that this ‘thinking in poetry’ is a gift handed to me on a silver platter, so I strive to use it to encourage myself and others toward their best each day! Thank you Seyi for your visits… 🙂

  3. Robert Rife says:

    Love this one. Frost and alcoholism walk the same road. They are the great levellers.

  4. Both the poem and picture are absolutely beautiful! This reminds me of a time when we had begun landscaping around a rural home we’d just completed. Our place was a mess! Then it snowed and covered it all up… it was lovely and gave me hope that beauty would come. It eventually did.
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  5. Caddo Veil says:

    Oooh, this is really nice, Melody!! I have one more autumn leaves poem coming up–and there’s a reference in it to Autumn’s ball gown, just so you’ll know I didn’t write it after reading yours! Though it plays havoc with drivers, etc, I think frost is one of nature’s most beautiful accessories–God’s diamonds and pearls, maybe… God bless you–love, Caddo

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