Frosty Winter

    “Frosty Winter,” New Era, Feb. 2004, 51

    Frosty Winter

    Lofty trees

    overpowered by the

    winter snow

    laced with a thousand

    sparkling diamonds

    the towering treetops

    create a canopy

    of exquisite white

    a sheet of ice

    lies beneath

    their frozen trunks

    a numbing cold air

    stings even the earth

    and yet

    this snowy frost is only

    a prelude

    to the fierce storm

    that will follow.

    Photo of the Month by Lane V. Erickson (not to be copied)