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”

Tiny Elfin Lady’s Slipper

Tiny elfin lady’s slipper

Left behind on midnight run;

Cinderella’s chimes are ringing,

She must flee  before they’re done!

Only dainty foot may find you,

Wicked sisters can’t fit in;

Tiny elfin lady’s slipper,

Cinderella’s foot

Will win!