Snowflakes spiraling, whirling down
In a quiet hush of dance
While little doe and baby deer
Bound in leaps and prance..
And pine-scented forests stand
In stillness and are filled
With the white magic blanket
That is deep and soft and chilled...
And not a sound is heard at all
But peace that lives in wood
Where the white and glistening blanket
Falls where the little deer stood...
Where the bubbling brook sings
Over rock where fish belong
And winter winds bend through
Pine and sing their winter song...
The soft white of winter snow
Dancing light and free
Covering white each living thing
The meadows, woodland tree..
Softly kissing all with chill that
Covers and will nourish
The springtime babies, earth and
Flower that soon will grow,
© by M. Linda Steffey