Thursday, May 04, 2006

Frozen Image - version 2

A walk in the woods
Down the path
Away from the road,
Bustle of the highway
Cold of winter
Catch of air
Crunch of snow
Snap of branch

A burst of downy wings
Festooned the ground
A vole track
Ended abruptly

Catches of light and shadow
The beat of predator feathers
Thrust into the crust

Arc of
Captured in the coating –
Hands scooping
A pile of leaves
For bagging

Frozen image
Fleeting, under melting
Life and death
Of the road
Down the path

edited November 4, 2018
Frozen Image – v5

(editing version 1)
Edited June 24, 2004 19:13, adding a 4th stanza.
Frozen Image – v4
May 4, 2006
Edited June 24, 2004 22:02, with more of me.
Frozen Image – version 3
May 4, 2006
Edited June 30, 2004 22:41-22:52
Frozen Image – version 2
July 12, 2004
Frozen Image – v1
June 24, 2004 15:26, about a walk on the
Nineteen Mile Brook Trail
Alternate site, off Router 16 just up from the Mt. Washington Auto Road,
one January morning 5 years ago.

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