A brisk winter morning
spent seeking the Fab Five
before duty called me to leave
such a wonderous sight
only to discover there was more.
I stood surveying the skies
checking off the list of Mercury
so dimitiive under the brightness
of Venus that held her own
beneath Saturn, then followed its
brillance upward to Mars diminishing
in the dawn light while Jupiter
was still bright in the heavens.
The more was the gentle falling of frost,
ice crystals softly and silently fell
on to the earth; naked branches
soon glistened, ground snow was
became a carpet of crystals,
and I inhaled natures magic...