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    Winterspeak

    The Portland morning dawned dull, dense
    as clouds slung their tense, iron-grey underbellies
    across a low-hung sky, groaned and sputtered
    and stopped, let loose their drops.

    North of town I flew the soaked city
    for higher ground. The world moved
    in multiples of two:
    two hours in a warm-car cocoon
    two tires wrapped laboriously
    in two tiresome lengths of snow chain
    two mittens, two hats, two snowflakes caught
    on a thirsty tongue, and all those thoughts of you -
    well, more than two.

    But stop. Outside the cocoon I took
    two times a hundred steps into the trees,
    sunk to my knees, let the fast-flung flakes
    tumble with soft violence to my lips,
    cheeks, face. I opened my ears to hear
    the grove's winterspeak of words -
    the murmured consent, the wait
    beyond worry, a patience of roots
    that lied buried.

    A blanketing silence of time.
    On film - two minutes to capture
    the scene. A mostly quiet mind.
    A few wishful
    deep-rooted
    dreams.

    (Taken with my Zero Image 2000 up at Mt. Rainier last winter.)

    ScarletFaerie (K. Wood Photography), and 109 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. B Hald 71 months ago | reply

      What beautiful words to go along with a wonderfully tranquil scene. I can feel the immensity of the trees in your picture. I love your snow landscapes. Great job. :-)

    2. .melissa. [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      so beautiful!

    3. Steve Degenhardt 71 months ago | reply

      Breathtaking !!!!!

    4. fotobicchio 70 months ago | reply

      Great perspective, and great album, congratulations!

    5. sawtoothphoto 70 months ago | reply

      "damn I wish I'd taken that" is right....amazing

    6. Spencer Black 70 months ago | reply

      Beautiful! Love how they look like such superior giants.

    7. .gregor. [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      wow - I just love your pinhole shots !!

    8. *~Yogini~Astra~* 69 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wald/Forest/Forêt/Foresta/Bosque, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. louiesbath 67 months ago | reply

      wow! how the heck did i miss this image???!!! stunning piece of art!

    10. ~ Aaron Reed ~ 65 months ago | reply

      Great Image and Title Dani!! Looks like that Silver falls trip would be crazy!

    11. serg 30003 65 months ago | reply

      awesome B&W!)))

    12. LeszekZadlo 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called My favorite Forest Photo Award (add 1, award 1), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. padesig 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Unusual Seasons, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. boscbo 53 months ago | reply

      Beautiful!

    15. Chromatic Dreams 51 months ago | reply

      Greaty poetry from you.

    16. manyfires 51 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much.

    17. _search_for_delicious_ [deleted] 22 months ago | reply

      collosal!

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