TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT IN LOVE, NATURE & ART

A Barn in Winter

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Bare branches
yearning towards
turquoise sky
with fast floating
sunlit white clouds
white above
white below
the snow
hides the land
of insects
and mice
and moles
and snakes
and in the vernal pool
next door
turtles sleep
in their hernaculum
while frogs lay
dormant in the mud
I sit in sleepy
surrender
glad to be
in our little hideaway
in the woods
of our young dreams
wondering
if we will all
awaken
to another Spring.

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13 responses

  1. This is a beautiful poem πŸ™‚ and the pictures are wonderful πŸ™‚

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    January 31, 2017 at 3:41 AM

  2. That’s lovely, Ellen, so gentle. And hernaculum is a new word for me. Thank you. Off to google it now. x o x

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    January 31, 2017 at 6:07 AM

    • Hernaculum was new to me, too. I have learned so MANY thinlgs living here. A whole world opened up. Thanks for visiting and commenting. xx ellen

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      January 31, 2017 at 3:18 PM

  3. Both lovely, Ellen.

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    January 31, 2017 at 9:29 AM

  4. The ” mice the moles the snakes ” and later ” the turtles ” ……beautiful , lyrical poetry dear Ellen …touched me deeply , thank you .
    Sending love , meg

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    February 5, 2017 at 11:31 PM

    • Thank you, dear Meg, so much for visiting and commenting so kindly.
      Are you okay? Haven’t heard much from you recently. Hugs and xx, ellen

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      February 7, 2017 at 11:22 AM

  5. beautiful!

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    February 6, 2017 at 6:55 PM

    • Thank you, Maria, for visiting and commenting. So very nice to see you here.

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      February 7, 2017 at 11:23 AM

  6. I love rooms without a roof…beautiful πŸ˜€ sending you joy ~ smiles Hedy

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    February 7, 2017 at 11:45 PM

    • Thank you, Hedy, for stopping by and taking in the view. How nice to see you! Ellen

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      February 8, 2017 at 10:57 PM

      • sometimes my WP likes don’t stick…so i write and then i know πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ lovely yo connect ~ have a beautiful day!

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        February 9, 2017 at 8:18 AM

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