One year, winter arrived early
on the back of a northern nanny*,
snow-blasting the landscape
with a pillow-fight of ice and flakes.
Last spring’s empty nests were flung
by the bitter wind, some landing
among corpses of fallen trees,
steadfast giants brought to their knees.
In the eerie half-light of the forest,
frightened animals looked for solace
and found it in a clearing: the promise
of quiet and a sky as pure as ice.
Kim M. Russell, 4th November 2020
Rommy is our host this Wednesday with the idiom ’eye of the hurricane’. She has given us two definitions and would like us to craft our words around either literal or figurative meaning.
*A northern nanny is a colloquial name for a cold hail and windstorm coming from the north.
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