Silvered green and grey cloaked smile,
drooping leaves and chill held time,
bird song crisp, and gentled call
held in warmth … surrender all.
Frost touched earth embraces day,
stretches limbs of darkened night,
calls to being moments born
whispers promise dressed as dawn.
Flowered secrets tease the wind
caress with colour morning’s dream
and wait for winter’s icy breath
to lead the way to life in death.