Winter Color

Red and Green plant

The colors of life,
of all things growing,
form a complex rainbow
in any season.
They linger as autumn
slips seamlessly into winter.

Shades of Lichen on Tree

Even winter lichen has
its tender pastel shades,
from oatmeal to sage,
and every dusty green
in between.

Rose bush below inches of snow
Then the snow comes,
hiding single colors
under a blinding white,
everything bright.
Even the flamboyant rose
gathers its vibrant hues
into buds on green stems
and droplets of crimson thorns.
A few shriveled red leaves
foreshadow spring.
Winter Sun

The lemon winter sun
plays peekaboo in evergreens.
Gems of color twinkle in a landscape
scraped bare by arctic gales.

Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: Stay warm, spring is coming! My children are off from school this week. Games, art, movies and popcorn are on the agenda along with music, friends and hot food. I hope you are surrounded by color and magic. Warmly, Brenda

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