Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Gift of Evergreen

The Evergreen Wood - Salt Spring Island
Gillian Cornwall, c. 2011

peaceful moments
senses heightened

I walk among these winter woods
of evergreen,
every green.
From western winds, a carpet laid
in pine and spruce and cedar 
with every footfall fresh.

Branches gathered
fingers stuck with pine sap scent
this air freshener
the real McCoy.

Intertwining perfect circles
still damp
with the whisper
of the first snow fallen.

Rose hips of red
Snowberry bunches
of winter white
all bound in birch
a ribbon found.

Nature's gift
a perfect lift
for spirits fading
running ragged
the season nears.

I hang this wreath
upon your door
The symbol, strength
The circle, friends

-Gillian Cornwall, November 26, 2016
Re-posted from the original, December 8, 2013

 Gowland Tod Provincial Park
Gillian Cornwall, c. 2016

Gowland Tod Provincial Park
Gillian Cornwall, c. 2016

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