you offer your beauty
to the whole world
season’s first offering
in a cairn of stones
offering prayer and blessing
offering colors to accompany us
through the long night
the day blooms at dusk
in the oak leaf’s golden goblet
diamond dust and light
an offering to the gods of winter
The day came softly
quietly offering beauty.
offers color all through winter
and presents a profusion of green vitality
in these last heartless days before the blooming of spring.