One Afternoon

sun sun surely stay
always be here every day
lighting up our lives

the wind blows the snow
out of trees and through the air
to tingle noses

kissing clouds above
create delight in their sight
as they dance on by

every day is new
I love to watch the world change
so much excitement

holding onto snow
trying the impossible
one hand at a time

the day flies away
as the sky changes to dark
it has made its mark

come little children
gather round to hear the sound
of one hand clapping

resting in awe now
there are always other days
to shovel the snow 

dark gray clouds float by
settling into nightfall
time for gratitude

kissing clouds dance by
unaware of all our eyes
watching their closeness

lights stars and tinsel
Christmas trees and lots of smiles
make me smile with love

this time of the year
pushes away all my fears
and makes me believe
in new beginnings


breathe out to let go

breathe in to open to life

breathe out to accept dying


a thin fragile thread

holds the world together now

as winter begins


take on challenges

winter says to all the trees

find courage to stand


cold chills the body

wind slows down the mind and steps

love sustains the heart