Posts tagged “winter

Floating trees

This winter saw some golden mornings —

With treetops tinged by hoar frost and the first rays of the sun,

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So that the very trees looked

As if they were floating in mist and diamonds.

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Spring salsa

Here in Sweden, we have a fifth season that I like to call Springter.

It’s that mixture of spring and winter —

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With spring promising warmth one day,

Only to go back two steps to winter;

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Then forward a step to spring.

You could say it’s spring and winter

Performing a salsa!

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Frosted trees

As winter is disappearing,

I want to savour the most beautiful parts:

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The delicacy of silvered trees,

Covered in hoar frost and

Slung against the canvas of a blue, blue sky;

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And little, red cottages

Snug in snowy pillows.

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Winter ribbons

Winter doesn’t always dazzle;

Sometimes it is simply enough

To offer ribbons of light and soft colour.

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Tiny worlds of crystal

Sometimes, on a rare day of winter perfection,

Ice crystals coat the world —

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Turning reeds and wire fences

Into small works of abstract art.

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In fact, you can hardly tell the difference

Between nature’s beauty

And the artifice of a wire fence.

Both glitter with possibility.

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Snowy serenity

I love the way snow

Softens the contours of nature:

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Making cottages

Into works of art

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And turning leaves

Into elegant pictures.

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Subtle rose

Sometimes dawn comes creeping with its beauty

Through intricate branches like patterns of lace —

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Catching you unawares in open spaces

With its rosy fingers.

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The green lanterns

There is something very appealing

About splashes of colour in the snow:

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Green lanterns with the added dash of golden fur

Make the scene even more attractive.

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As I continued on my snowy walk,

I turned back to see a lone lantern

Saying farewell in solitary beauty.

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Of snowy bikes and Christmas trees

My daughter and I visited Stockholm during the last weekend

Before school and work started.

The sky was heavy with the promise of more snow.

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The pastel buildings looked like cakes

Topped with icing.

(Look at the height of the city’s Christmas tree – 38 metres tall

And decorated with 5,000 lights!)

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Fairy tale buildings

Brightened the gloomy sky;

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And optimism was not lost

In the knee-deep snow!

(Not sure if that cyclist ever managed to cycle home though!)

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The abstract of snow

Snow is so beautiful —

It really brings out the colour of patient dogs.

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It falls in swirls

Of fairy lights,

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Turning the woods

Into a mysterious place.

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Suddenly, tall, snow-topped trees

Make us realize how small we are in the universe,

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And humble wood

Is turned into abstract art.

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