Daily Archives: March 2, 2006

Winter Pleasures

Winter is not over yet – not by the looks of it.  We just got at least the 15cm of snow that was promised by the weatherman.  Since it came over the past 24 hours, and seems to still be coming down, the snow crews have not been able to keep up with it.  The picture above was taken last year after an early spring storm.  we have at least twice as much snow as in this picture.  I wish I could download some pictures of today but my USB connection for the camera has been borrowed. 

When I was at the women’s retreat on the weekend, I had time to think and write a bit.  I also went on a long walk and that always gets me thinking creatively.  So I did some poetry and thought about how our humanness is a wonderful gift allowing us to experience the world through all of our senses – our eyes, our ears, our taste buds,and the nerves picking up information from our skin.

 Winter Pleasures


Does your great majesty

Keep you from

The cold softness

Of tongue caught snowflakes?

The tingle of frost reddened cheeks?

The dazzle

A million crystal diamonds

Brings to the eyes?

The light shush

As wind calls

Through branches of spruce?


Perhaps these winter pleasures

Reserved for the likes of me

Were breathed into being

As hints of eternal glory.




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