As if the earth were to go on and on forever
   another four inch layer of snow silently covers
      time and space out the window
stretching all the way to the ocean,

icy white powder piled up on garden furniture out back
  salvaged two summers ago from
      four doors down as being
        paint-spattered but still usable,

snow covers the cars out front
lined up in all one direction, carpeted with
   white, granted an ermine blanket,
sweetly docile with iced
   windows and frozen locks, unlike
      gas-guzzling road hogs, more like
         obedient slaves,

it covers the park at the end of the street
with its wild trails over fallen tree trunks
deep in snow, growth stopped in its
   tracks under repeated onslaughts of
       angelic frosting, the
    small mammals enduring, small
          insects gathering their eggs for a
Spring resurgence or savage revenge,
the palace of pure nature wall to wall with
    snow-crystals waiting for
       princely footprints, for
small quick prints of the princess to
   imprint themselves or for
long loopy chorus lines of angels to
  suddenly cavort on fresh snow in the
      little wood, pixieish 

post-midnight bacchanals on

pure white floors, under full moonlight,
time frozen still,

space as beautiful as a
    mouse ear in all this

3/8/96 (from Miracle Songs for the Millennium, being edited for publication)


About danielabdalhayymoore

Poet, artist, collagist, publisher, hoping to save a little bit of the world through ecstatic utterance... ordered in balanced lines and unpremeditated images...
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  1. Abdurrahman says:

    This is superb. Thank you, dear Sidi Abdal-Hayy.


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