Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Winter Garden

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

Is it possible to tend snowflakes?

This my question

On a bitter winter morning when,
for five days slow in their progression,
the only human-made sound is
that of my breath feeding
the trees.

If the white meadow
and the white woods
were to become my garden,

Oh, I’d be rich in harvest!

And, why not?

Isn’t what we harvest of this world,
a choice?

Could it not be an entire mountainside
of singular, crystalline snowflakes
that sustains me?

Yes.

Yes!

I want to be this kind of gardener:

The one carrying
baskets full of beauty,

and imagination.


©2013-2016/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Winter: Reflections by Snowlight" 
Published by Hiraeth Press
www.hiraethpress.com

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2 comments:

  1. I always love your perspectives...have missed coming here to sit and ponder, to sit in delight-ment. :)

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    1. Wonderful to have your presence here. Thank you!

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