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Here in the Okanagan we had nothing like the storms that have hit Newfoundland, or the American Midwest. But temperatures down to -20C, and snow that has fallen every day for more than a week, propelled my creative juices a little.
This is what musicians call “variations on the theme by…” Chopin or Mozart or…. In this case, the familiar Christmas carol by Christina Rossetti.
In the bleak midwinter
grey snow shrouds the ground
bare branches claw the sky while
overcast clouds crush spirits
Frosty wind made moan
arctic vortex strikes
a coiled serpent sinks
icy fangs into bare flesh....
Tags: Snow, winter, Christina Rossetti