Garden Musings: Unexpected Gift

Outside my early morning window on the world
“A dust of snow” *
But no.

I look closely and see
Hundreds of tiny interconnected crystals of ice.

Spread lightly across the little deck they become
A light-filled crystalline coverlet.

The temperature is already rising,
And the azalea holds (for how long who knows)
Shiny light-capturing frozen pendant droplets
At the end of every leaf.

Azalea in fancy dress, rhinestones glittering –
This morning’s unwrapped gift.

* “Dust of Snow” is the title of a poem by Robert Frost.

~ Judy Funderburk


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