Chestnuts and Honesty

Lacklustre remains of chestnuts
Nestle in messy mats of leaves
And wind-dried crackling pods
Marked by embryonic seeds.

The forest floor’s fluorescent
With early morning frost,
Strung with brittle gossamer,
Slippery with drips and trickles.

The world awakes to winter bells:
A glockenspiel of icicles.

Kim M. Russell, 2017


– Ilmari Nen

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #146 and shared on Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform

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