The snow has enveloped the landscape

White powder covers foliage beneath

Cold, icy, and unpleasant to touch on the outside

But protecting inner life which will bloom in the coming spring


Crackling flames overtake logs placed in the hearth

Engulfing, consuming, hardened bark and crisp wood

Transforming stumps into sticks, and sticks into embers

Yet, those embers keep our home warm against the frigid air


Winter lays the crop fields bare for a season

The dirt soaks in and absorbs the earth’s snow blanket

Which, in turn, replenishes minerals,’ sustaining compositions,

Preparing the dull mud to support the life that yearns to grow


Night covers the day and temporarily takes away the light

Darkness eclipses the prism of colors for which humanity yearns

But those shadows remain for just a few small hours

Enabling nature’s circadian rhythm to bring humanity respite


Everything which surrounds humankind

Will at some time or another come to an end

Each person’s day-to-day memories will fade away

But each hour’s resolution purposefully brings unrest


Through each of our collective moments- life’s chapter’s-

We learn, are forced to grow, and eventually transform

Ideas once held so close to the core of our beings- our hearts-

No longer keep our chests beating, our souls yearning


For each of life’s minimal and hefty attainments

Leads us to want more: to hold what we haven’t yet touched

Long-hidden, deeply muted desires are made apparent

Through time’s ability to melt the ice encircling our souls.


–Written by Sandy Heights

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2 thoughts on “Rebirth

  1. Gorgeous picture and a great poem; especially, the ending.


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