Two poems on the theme of Snow published in Periwinkle Literary Magazine, January 2021
To enjoy my first chapbook, Being Here, Images in Words, email: LilyHinrichsen at gmail dot com
Excerpts from Being Here:
skirting the truth
she took a path
through the woods
tripping over knobby roots
the musky smell of wet leaves
filling her head with the whimsy of childhood games
fantasy worlds built in apricot trees
and the tall grasses of meadows
the woods hid her thoughts
kept her utterances secret
among the maples and pines
she struck an oath
to never fear life
I listen to the darkness as it makes its trek from East to West spilling constellations from its pockets in its haste. The creatures of the night follow in its footsteps chirping from the tall grasses it brushed by. They are just waking, happy to assume their nocturnal duties, even as I close the book on mine.
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Blades of grass
each bejeweled with beads of morning dew
a carpet of luminescence as far as the eye can see.
This is my gift
for rising with the summer sun.