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Bibliophile’s Collective Tuesday – My Winter Poem and a Book Review

December 21, 2021
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Winter Forest

The wind whistles around the pine trees

Scattering fallen snow into festoon veils

The eagle flies on high

Its wings like sails.

Creatures huddled together in burrows

Sleeping the winter away in hibernation

Others braving the weather conditions

As hunger requires them to be brazen.

The forest lays quiet in winter’s grip

Sounds are dulled, its inhabitants scarce

Branches bare or thickly covered in white

The conditions make life adverse.

Fur changed from brown to white

Camouflage a lifesaving trait

Blending into the white landscape

With no option to migrate.

Footprint trails the evidence of life

Hooves and fluffy feet, both large and small

An outline of outspread feathers

The scene of a life and death brawl.

The forest sleeps until spring’s return

Life hidden, silent and encased

Patiently waiting for animation

And life once again chased.

I really enjoyed this story. A mystery, a realization of self and re-connecting with family. The author immersed me in her main character’s world and kept me turning the pages. My take away – be true to yourself.

Do you have a favorite winter time book you read?

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