Pagosa Springs Artists

Yesterday's Snow

Yesterday, new snow covered the ground;,

softly coating every branch and twig, made

the backyard a pristine winter paradise.


Yesterday's billows drifted overnight, crusted

into stationary waves on the lawn, dimpling

around trees, glistening in the bright sun.


Today branches slicked with sunlight;, slivers

of gleam on winter-bared twigs, wink

and sparkle, simply beam now


as yesterday's snow melts and refreezes

into an icy jeweled coat reflecting the cold

glow of short Midwestern January daylight.


first published in Illinois State Poetry Society 

©2016 Bonnie Manion


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