sky lights – solsc #7

we find ourselves recovering

from weeks of wicked winter weather

punctuated with sifting snow and treacherous ice

wave after wave of watches, warnings, and storms

cold fronts that answered schoolchildren’s prayers

for days away from class

cloudy dreary blanketed skies


and then…


we dance to celebrate the sun’s return.

so far away and yet so strong

lending light and heat

to the frozen terrains of hills and valleys

changing the states of matter

from solid to liquid to gas

uncovering potholed streets and shoots of greening grass


and then..


we notice the bright full moon

highlighting the landscape’s quiet beauty

and lending its glow to light the way

across the refrozen slush and crusty lawns

alerting travelers to icy patches

forecasting the next day’s clear skies

and reinforcing the promise of spring

6 thoughts on “sky lights – solsc #7

  1. msjailew says:

    The promise of spring.
    I can’t express how or why I love this. I just do.
    The promise of spring.

  2. Ms. Kelly says:

    You captured the last couple of weeks perfectly. The beauty of weather is inspiring,

  3. Lori Kidder says:

    You must live near me, oops, no, not a blade of grass can be seen yet in my neck of the woods.

  4. Glenda Funk says:

    Spring is just around the corner. Hope your bad weather is over. You capture both winter’s woes and spring’s teasing in lovely lines.

  5. elsie says:

    Love the connector of “and then” ! Today was a sunny warmish day which was in contrast to the blowing, freezing snow of last Saturday.

  6. newtreemom says:

    “we dance to celebrate the sun’s return”- what a joyful line!

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