Frosted Evergreens

Snow on Evergreens

What slumbers on
Evergreen boughs —
Snow? Or is it more?
Are they angels slippers
Left as tokens of love?
Are they lacy linen
For mountain troll tea?
Or dryad eiderdowns?
Maybe royal cloaks swirled
Round highland princelings.
Or white fairy dream-dust,
Spun from dancing and mischief.
Perhaps each icy crystal is a
Frozen wish, yet to be granted.
The clouds have floated down
To kiss the children of earth,
Pausing to embrace entwined trees.

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: More snow is due tonight. I hear Northern Maine has over eleven feet and counting. Makes our eight feet seem paltry. I hope you are warm and safe and having magical thoughts.

54 thoughts on “Frosted Evergreens

  1. Aahh, how beautiful Brenda! You really have been swallowed into a winter wonderland – in the loveliest of ways! Your poem sums up my delight in snow when I was a child – wish I could feel like that again! 🙂


    • I try to keep alive the child-wonder part of my writing. It’s a constant reminder to appreciate what I have rather than always longing for something else. I’m naturally more of a longing-type. But I put effort into appreciating the here and now. 🙂


  2. This is another beautiful moment brought by Brenda. I’ve been wondering where you’ve been, but just discovered that I am the one who missed you in my reader somehow. Happy Sunday 🙂


  3. What a lovely poem and magical blog you have created Brenda… I believe I have found another divine sister in you… IAM going to enjoy following your journey… Wonderful pictures too… Barbara x


  4. Beautiful Bren ⭐ I love the comparison between the icy crystals and the frozen wishes… Maybe when the snow melts, they become true! …. Sending you all my best wishes!. Aquileana 😀


        • My snowgirl and snowtotoro were all buried several storms ago. At some point, my kids rescued the hat and scarf. They were stiff and hard. Only the very tip of the hat was still showing at that point. Maybe I’ll put up a view from my window. I can barely see out at all. The kids have taken to tunneling and igloo building. They completely vanish. It’s a bit frightening, actually. I can’t leave them at it for very long before I call them in. We have so much snow, it’s too deep for sledding. The snow mountain at the school is so huge that half the kids can get up there at the same time. The kids see saw between loving it and dreading getting more.

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