a pristine quietude
blanketed in glistening white splendor
jeweled be all crested in ice cycles
branch and bough in blessed surrender
cold be this wind
white white be the sky above
held I be in winter's embrace
this the Creator's love.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Pristine Quietude, Photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2011.