Writers Weir: Praise for an Ordinary Day

December snow settles on spruce

and hemlock, swollen flakes
forming a heavy mantle. Pliant limbs
bend, silently accepting layer upon layer.

 

A wash of rain dissolves
winter’s finery, elegance?
now plain. I mourn fleeting splendor
until my searching heart once again sees

 

a vibrant, green sisterhood,
her profusion of arms thrust
into the pallid sky, giving praise
for this ordinary day.

 • Diane DeSloover is a transplant from California to Juneau, where she sometimes misses dry, unchanging weather. But she will trade a desert for a rainforest any day.

  

How to submit your work to Writers’ Weir

We accept submissions for Writers’ Weir on a rolling basis and will publish them as space and competition allow.

Please send your writing as an attached Word document (.doc or .docx) and/or pasted into the body of your email. Please also include a short one or two line bio. Send submissions to maryc.martin@capweek.com.

 

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