I love you, Winter.

I love you Winter

For the truth you bear

In your naked branches

Exposing earth’s raw underbelly

Bark scathed from season’s past

I love you Winter

For your piercing sun

Casting shadows to earth

From the morning sky

Blazing trails through thick woods gone by

I love you Winter

For your frost

Cleansing, calming, restoring

Holding me still

Frozen yet breeding new life

I love you Winter

For you are harsh, yet gentle

Your pain is beautiful

Your death, triumphant

Fearless are you

I love you Winter

Oh mother of spring

Foundation of life

Great buds you will bring

To me in time  

I love you Winter