Tuesday, February 17, 2015

DMC: "Dear Frozen February" by Michelle Kogan

Dear Frozen February,

Bundled so barely my eyes see,
bright rays met me on my walk, where
I spied some beaming red berries.

Baby steps traversed across the
sparkling tundra, eyes tearing
trudging through snowy scenery...

Bouncing steps joyfully captured
my eye a distance ahead, while
swaying mirthfully, undisturbed.

Above the snow covered birches,
finally, the sweet chirping din
of sparrows scouring branches.

Searching for their shape, ones undone,
for a moment, and stored in my
memories imagination.

Most humbly yours,
Explorer of the outdoors

© 2015 Michelle Kogan. All rights reserved.

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  1. You've captured a beautiful moment here, Michelle. It must be slim pickings out there for those poor sparrows!

  2. I love what you've captured for us today, oh "explorer of the outdoors", quite courageous, too! The "beaming red berries" must have been a lovely sight.

  3. Thank you Michelle and Linda! The sparrows sweet song helps me move through the winter. Capturing their view in the bitter cold is even more rewarding.

  4. Hi, Michelles. Michelle K's poem reminded me of a painting by my husband's aunt -- a cardinal on a snow-covered forsythia. In case you'd like to see it, the painting is posted here: http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2014/03/poetry-friday-2014-poetry-project-wrap.html. We have new snow here this morning. I'm inspired to get outside and go exploring.

    1. Hi Laura, Thanks for taking a look! Beautiful painting, I see the connection between my poem and her art, especially in the light. Have fun on your explore...