Monday, March 5, 2012

blue and ice

 so i went for a ski
maybe the last one
no snow for skiing here,
but inside the blue line
there were a few new inches
 and this hag stone
formed of ice
and rock
she sat quietly and said
welcome, welcome
 and so i settled into the icy snow
 amazed by the cold cold forest
a little new snow
 and one large tree that said
turn back this time
listen.
(i have fallen here, 
badly sprained an ankle
a half mile in.)
and today, all ice and tired knees
i turned back.
a small ski is better 
far better
than none
leaving the woods 
for the foothills
where home calls me
and wendy says,
home, supper, please.
and then i made cookies.
come over! you see,
i have cookies!

17 comments:

iNd!@nA said...

a hag stone? hmmm.

Velma said...

stretching a little, but made of ice and rock. and a hole!

Valerianna said...

Where I lived in Greece there was a beach filled with hag stones. I made all kinds of things from them and hung them all over my terrace. I'm sure the villagers thought I was doing magic or something... they'd have been right!

Glad you turned back. Skiing on ice is only fun when you're vertical and the land is flat, in my opinion!

Velma said...

v, hag stones and my special cookies (being not a cook means that when i do make cookies, they'd better be good) sound like lovely circle partners.

aimee said...

skiing AND cookies all in one day?! what a miraculous day!

onesmallstitch said...

I'd come for the cookies - but only if they're chocolate chip!

Velma said...

aimee and jean, the cookies are oatmeal, chocolate chip, walnut, and coconut and are famous in my family!

ronnie said...

I'll take the cookies and leave all the skiing to others.... (and I'll leave the hulking timber truck for others too!)

Velma said...

ronnie, i shall feed you cookies and teach you to ski! it's easy (this is x-country, not expensive and hard downhill). and oh, the loveliness of getting in the deep woods.

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

what a lovely way to end the day...cookies and a puppy and a warm home to return to...they sound fattening but sooooo good.

Velma said...

oh, yes, and they're made with butter. but lots of healthy stuff, and if you only eat a little at a time, it's ok. ha!

Nancy said...

Oh now I am craving one of those cookies!! Shall I give you my address? Hahaha - kidding :) I love the first truck photo with all of the dancing circles!

neki desu said...

choco coconut cookies!!! i'd come only if you show me those cut tree trunks.

Barry said...

V- amazing photo of the hag hole - it really did look like a mysterious person skulking there. Go well. B

Velma said...

nancy, you have to drop in!
neki, log trucks are ubiquitous here...this one was very tidy!
barry, surely there was a hag!

Penny Berens said...

It really hasn't been much of a ski winter has it. So glad you turned back because, if it's the same snow we got, it's too fluffy and you just go right through to ice or gravel and crash bang over you go.
I'm not a cook either so I'll come over for one of your cookies!

Velma said...

penny, i AM good at cookies!