Monday, December 1, 2014

playing soccer with a walrus skull

this is reportedly one explanation
 for the northern lights
 i prefer the notion that 
northern lights,
while perfect gifts when seen,
 are visible in the daylight, too,
maybe not in the chickadee's eyes anymore, 
but
 they are perfect in between
the hollow grasses of winter
brittle and sharp
 or seen as frosting on the substrate
 of the great northern woods in winter
 or,
as here,
early winter.
not yet solstice
 but damned cold anyway.
the woods seems to dance 
this time of year,
and only the deer hunters are out late
to witness woods wildness.
and in town, 
a green miracle
by the gaming store, under the law office.

7 comments:

onesmallstitch said...

love the red gloves in a grey world - I've just mended a similar hole in my blue gloves!

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, touches of red in this gray/ochre/umber world please me, and friend chickadee looks nice in my holey hand

Barry said...

Hi V - looks like the cold and skinny tree period of time has set in over your way. Gives one the chance to have a different view of the world of branches and twigs etc. go well and stay warm. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, those trees are the ones left after logging operations. new growth forest in the place where there was farming, and before that, logging and before that-old growth.

jude said...

green persists

Fiona Dempster said...

I like the imaginary wander thru the northern lights in daytime, what a delightful notion and I am sure if I was there I would go looking for them in the day! Thanks for waking my imagination up, go well.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, always it's somewhere
fiona, happy to be your alarm clock

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