Tag Archives: snow

Evening in Norwegian mountains

White cold sun slides down
The arc of brief afternoon
Dips behind a shattered peak
And  snow and air turn vivid blue
Colouring all in dimness
Silence becomes more so
It is the time for trolls

My sons laughter fills the sledding slope
As I cajole them to the cabin
A long walk away
Across deep snow
During the time for trolls

Copyright © 2017 Kim Whysall-Hammond

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Pink snow

Pink snow

The cherry tree having worn her finery for many days
Sets it free on the chill spring breeze
The garden now fills with pink snow
Marbling black hen feathers
Piling up by pots and plants
Masking the lawn and new plantings
I will  layer my pink delight into the compost heaps
Later, after my tea in the sun amid the snow

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Cross country ski

Cross country ski

Glad voices ring out in the chill air from the sledding slope
As we circle unsteadily on a frozen lake, finding our feet
Long new six foot wooden feet
Then we begin to glide, relaxing into the flow
Betrayed by speed on the first slope
The ground crashes up to us
We kiss hard snow several times as we ski through the forest
Mainly laughing at our woes
Eschewing the tracks, our (mostly) parallel woods slice into fresh powdered snow
Until the next topple

Copyright © 2016 Kim Whysall-Hammond

 

(we have just tried to ski for the very first time…..)