Monday, 21 January 2013

Lovely, dark and deep

I stopped by the woods on a snowy evening.
Two ashen sentinels guarded the entrance


The path led through the trees


to a slope of implacable snow, dotted with criss-crossing tracks of birds and deer and foxes - you can tell by the smell in the air.


Like the trees, the snow and ice are indifferent to our presence.  They don't care if we are there; they don't care if we're not.
 

But what is this?  I am not alone. 
 

Someone with big boots has been here


And these parallel tracks?  What sort of animal?


Aha!  A small person and his dad run ahead while mum pulls the sledge.

Oh yes, of course.  Filnore Woods Community Woodland is for families as well as would-be poets!

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