The Solace of the Forest

One year, winter arrived earlyon the back of a northern nanny*,snow-blasting the landscapewith a pillow-fight of ice and flakes. Last spring’s empty nests were flungby the bitter wind, some landingamong corpses of fallen trees,steadfast giants brought to their knees. In the eerie half-light of the forest,frightened animals looked for solaceand found it in a clearing: […]