Tucked into a bowl of shallow hills,
where icicles hang and chill snow spills
over the valley like milk on cornflakes,
is a cosy chocolate yule log cabin,
home to the guardian of Christmas robins.
Stoking a crackling stove with wood,
she prepares a feast of woodland food:
fat balls, berries, nuts and seeds
to hang on fences, trees and gutters,
tempting birds with their chirps and flutters.
Outside in the cold and ice, she holds her breath
at the bright red round of robins’ breasts.
Kim M. Russell, 2016
My Christmassy response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poetry and Flash Fiction with Magaly: Snow Birthed Tales
This weekend Magaly is presenting the first in a series of Poetry and Flash Fiction prompts. She would like us to use Jenny Leslie’s photo as inspiration to craft a new poem or story, while keeping in mind that poetry must be written in 13 lines or fewer and we must use one (or all) of these words: snow, cabin, ice; and flash fiction should have 313 words or fewer and must be set inside the cabin.