Listening

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Soft and still, the silent snow

Speaks in icy syllables –

Rosy cheeks and tingling toes,

Hibernating miracles,

Children carving angel’s wings,

Jingling sleigh-bells, frozen breath;

Holidays and lights on strings,

Life in temporary death.

 

 

Winter Woodworker

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Bevelled edges,

meadow’s crown moulding,

intricate detailing in Artisan’s craft;

¬†woodworker’s tools sit silent,

not daring to break the

 sound barrier.