Deep winter creeps
Majestic and crisp, tenderly deafening
All grows still.
Quiet banks, quiet trees, quiet us
Deep winter sits
Coolness breathes, a chilled reverie
Stuck in an exhale of wondering.
Deep winter gleams
Witness to her luster
Gazing at the magic song.
Deep winter freezes
Moving to warmth
Ignore crystals gleaming
Cascading splendor from roof edges
Retreat instead, caved in and covered.
Deep winter retreats
A picture outside windows
Surrounding mystic splendor
All is well. All is frozen. All is beautiful.