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?