Through the North Window

Through the North Window

Snow falls
dark descends
families gather under
rooftops—

naked branches clothe themselves
with white coverings

by Lori Lipsky

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Related Links:

Three Horses in the Cold, Bolts of Silk

A Snow Day Hue, Everyday Poems

18 thoughts on “Through the North Window

  1. Lori, this is great! And perfect for today. Good to know those naked branches have a modicum of modesty 🙂

  2. So perfect – just a hint of spring in the air here, that is, until we get hammered this weekend. Don’t want to overwhelm or overstep, but I was nominated for the Liebster award yesterday and couldn’t wait to pass it along to you. I love your sweet poetry.
    I know this is a lot of work to accept, but if you want to see the award, you can head over to my site or use this shortlink: http://wp.me/p2GfO1-bf. Either way, I’ll keep reading.
    take care-
    Sue

    • Sue, Congratulations on your nomination, and thank you for sharing the wealth with me. I’m honored.

      There’s no hint of spring in the air here…I’m happy to hear you’re loving winter. I need to hear words like that right about now. People who love the snow and winter are an encouragement to me.

      I’ll head over to your site. 🙂

      • You’re very welcome and it’s well deserved! Now, onto the next storm – time to dust off the old cross country skis and have some fun!

  3. You have such a beautiful way of describing the simple things we take for granted. Way to go Lori!

  4. I’ve seen very little of this, Lori; perhaps a few times in my life is all.
    When holidaying down in Tasmania, on top of Cradle Mountain, it snowed. The trees, so tall, were covered with white. Such a lovely sight, and a wonderful feeling of peace.

    • Carolyn, I wish I could share a little of the snow we’ve had in the last few months with you. It’s been coming down lightly all day.

      Tasmania. This northern hemisphere woman can’t even imagine!!

      • That sounds lovely, Lori. I imagine though, you’d need to be warm and cozy to really enjoy it. I love the cooler weather, but my man is a warm climate lover, so I only get to see snow when on holidays…! (Not complaining though; there are lots of other benefits..) 😉

        Tasmania is our ‘island’ state about 150 miles south of the Australian mainland, and about 3,000 miles from Antarctica; you can imagine it gets quite cold. I love it…!

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