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;

today,

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.

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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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