Winter Prayer — A Poem

Photography of a leafless, winter Norway Maple.
“Norway Maple in Winter” — C.Birde, 1/21

Peeled away

That tousled,

tumbled veil of leaves

A verdant memory left –

like a puff of breath –


to the form beneath


rough beauty, &

strength laid bare

All manifestations


Revealed —

like prayer —

by the cold,



honest touch

of Winter.

— C.Birde, 1/21

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