Friday, February 4, 2011

white bowls carved by wind

white bowls carved by wind
surround each tree – little shelves
of snow stuck to trunks

All the trees in the woods are surrounded by white bowls. Just above the bowl, a little shelf of snow clings to the trunk. It looks as if the pile of snow around the base of the tree shrunk and separated, leaving a bowl below and the peak of the pile stuck to the trunk just above, white and spongy like a shelf mushroom.

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