Winter Dance

“Winter Dance,” New Era, Jan. 1992, 51

Winter Dance

Fall just fell

right through the floor

Leaves falling

leaving the trees vulnerable

Spiky, spindly branches

reach up to touch the sky

swaying in the wind

to nature’s music

Back and forth

they continue to dance

Branches reaching high

to the tip-top of the sky



day after day

swaying in the wind

Season after season

it happens again

The winter dance

performed by the trees

hails the coming of Spring.