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.
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