Snow

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Blanket of snow
You remind me

To enter the stillness
The quiet
The inner landscape
Of my heart

Where there lives
An eternal flame

Where it is always
Warm 

You muffle the outer world
You gentle it
Smooth it
Sing it to sleep

And then
You place my tender hand in 
The palm of the 
Wild world
Whence I came

And I am turned inward
Deeper still

Oh, how I cherish you
My temple of ice
Your warm and candlelit glow

Alone
Inside you

Snowflakes fall
As potent nourishment for
Journeying 

Winds howl at the door

Grey wolf catches my scent

Gentle pressure of a doe’s hoof
Pressing into the 
Cool
Crystalline
White

Screech owl serenades me with
His haunting melody

Ahhhh
I am home

The fevered pitch of distraction
Surrenders to a 
Low
Deep 
Wide
Hummm

Now I descend
Into the 
Cave
Of
Secrets 

words & image © 2013  Heather Rhodes at Studio Petronella
model: madison