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black and white for winter

By Jill Harper-JuddPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Colin Lloyd on Unsplash

Trees in winter - black against a white sky

Snow is coming.

But the trees are naked, their fallen leaves sodden

On the wet ground.

The air is heavy, a tangible thing.

Snow is coming.

The cold arrived early this year

Carried on the wind from the west.

Still not quite freezing. Not yet snow.

But rain, sleet. Gray/white skies.

Snow is coming.

Here are sparkling droplets on long branches

They look like crystals

But disappear at a touch

Snow is coming.

Once it cools enough

Ice will form on edges of ponds

Marsh grasses and cornstalks

Still stand tall, although

They are already mostly dead.

Snow is coming.

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About the Creator

Jill Harper-Judd

I've been writing poetry and short stories since childhood....but my life has often been chaotic so (mental) space to write can be hard to find. I am a lover of words and the worlds we can create with them. I seek beauty in all things.

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  • Andrea Corwin 3 months ago

    Beautiful!! I’ve seen it as described, and saw it again in this poem! 😍

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