the calling card of winter ...

as a soft blanket of white ~

chills a homestead out of sight ...

"Homestead Twilight"

Once Upon A Winter Day
Josephy T. Renaldi

Once upon a winter day Gray clouds passed swiftly across the sky As shapely snowflakes fell steadily down, Covering the land in a dazzling white Leaving a winter calling card on the ground. Once upon a winter day The snow-edged creek silently wept Near the shadows of the tall pine trees Trimmed in a glittering white lace, Creating an impressive display in the breeze. Once upon a winter day Branches drooped to the impassable road Due to the weight of the snow. Icicles hung from the dormant trees In view of the shattered daylight glow. Once upon a winter day Nothing is heard but rubbing tree limbs And a stray dog faintly barking, The vibrant sound of a frightened deer, A broken tree branch suddenly falling. Once upon a winter day The distant snow-covered hills Loomed in the path of the gloomy sky, Where the northerly wind briskly growled As chickadees and juncos fluttered by.

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