Winter’s icy freeze
Preserves nature’s splendors
In translucent silver encasings.
Glass needles and crystal branches
Threaten to fall and shatter the quietude.
Firs dressed in gleaming ball gowns
Fill the expanse with majesty.
Prickly burrs transformed to delicate roses
Are offered to those who pass and stare
At what lies beneath the magnifying glass.
Creatures clambering on glassy tightropes
And a lone crow sitting atop a silvery tower
Navigate the foreign slippery landscape.
All appears resilient in this metallic sheathing,
Seemingly under glacial hibernation:
This, a fleeting promise of immortality.
Photo courtesy of Eats Writes Shoots