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The earth inhaled
and all sound
as I stood in the
shelter of a hemlock
during yesterday morning’s

No traffic noise from the
distant highway travelled
over the trees, even the
chickadees and nuthatches
were silent for a moment.

Four bluebirds sat at
the top of a pine and watched
over the fields, not a track
in sight on the snow
covered ground.

Everyone sheltered
in the deep earth breath.


  1. lk moonwood says:

    wishing for snow…
    : ) lulu

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