The first snow fell this morning,
while I was busy
making the kids breakfast,
preparing for the day.

It changed the look
of the landscape,
covering over
still-green grass,
the muddied spots,
making shrubs and
forgotten tools
into unfamiliar objects.

The clean brightness
made walking difficult,
my steps uncertain,
known paths treacherous,
and obstacles hidden.
Tentative forays
into new places
ended with cold, wet feet
and only a little
noticeable progress.

When the snow melts
from the heat of morning’s sun,
does the ground have
a new perspective,
or underneath
is it still all the same?

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. shellyfaber
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 14:34:21

    Love this WM… it’s a real ‘thinker’. Great timing for us all. Thank you, safe travels to you and yours into the New Year.


  2. Ray Sharp
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 20:09:07

    snowy mornings make the whole world feel new


  3. sustainabilitea
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 22:47:38

    I’m ready for snow, especially since it’s almost Christmas!! But alas, nothing so far. Probably it will snow while we’re traveling. 🙂


  4. Romantic Dominant
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 22:55:27

    Somehow, subtly it changes. And yet, disappointingly, it stays the same.


    • Whimsy Mimsy
      Dec 20, 2012 @ 01:04:19

      I was pondering that this morning on my drive to work. The difference in forgiveness, forgetting, and the ground between. And if sometimes forgiveness comes softly, if you will, or if its just an icing over that lasts a brief moment.

      Thank you for your thoughts.


  5. Wendell A. Brown
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 23:53:09

    I loved the soothing conversation of your poem! It touch me deep within!


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