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From the window of the breakfast-room

while nursing the morning coffee,

she sees branches bent low,

covered with ice and new fallen snow.

Feelings of wonder, a world transformed,

she feels the room pull away,

taking her back to a bygone day.

Walking amid a snow-globe world,

she feels the white pearls of love,

descending from the heavens above.

Glimpses and flashes of snow flurries blowing,

views from a storybook loved as a child.

All here is peaceful and still

as she sits in the chair in front of the sill.

Joanne Kenzy retired from teaching in 2005, enjoying her retirement with family in Spokane, Washington.

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

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