Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Trees




dormant, docile,
resting above ground,
waiting out the cold light,
packaged with clusters
of tough, winter buds.

patient, accustomed
to their latitude,
persevering, resisting,
moved by the wind
in their heights.              

with a firm grip
in the earth,
roots probe the soil,
deeply, broadly,
alive underground.  

©  2013  Richard Havenga
     

Photo Location:

Parnell,  Kent County,  Michigan