Breath

The earth inhaled
and all sound
disappeared
as I stood in the
shelter of a hemlock
during yesterday morning’s
snow.

No traffic noise from the
distant highway travelled
over the trees, even the
chickadees and nuthatches
were silent for a moment.

Four bluebirds sat at
the top of a pine and watched
over the fields, not a track
in sight on the snow
covered ground.

Everyone sheltered
in the deep earth breath.

One Response to “Breath”

  1. lk moonwood December 16, 2009 at 3:37 am #

    wishing for snow…
    : ) lulu

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