Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Sneeze

(This post was written several weeks ago.)




The woods had been muffled
By stunning white cotton
and downy feathers of snow.
I had been fighting a cold
and therefore avoiding people.

All that I heard 
was the squeak of my boots
and the click of my camera.
But THEN suddenly,
somewhere a tree
sneezed
shaking white crystals all around
my shoulders.


(Click on photo if you want a sneeze in your face.)

16 comments:

Paul Wynn said...

Wow, thats where you live. I cannot fathom how to live in such an environment. We freak out here if we get a spec of snow.

She Writes said...

Very vivid imagery! Nice! Thnank you for dropping by my blog :).

xxAmy

Hilary said...

Bless yew!

Robert V. Sobczak said...

What a photo ... the snow your right are almost like clumps of cotton.

lakeviewer said...

Lovely imagery. I can hear those books, that camera click, that sneezing.

Pauline said...

Ha! If I may, I 'd like to borrow that analogy - the tree sneezing - and introduce it to my students who are learning to write poetry.

Brian Miller said...

ha. thats why it all of a sudden falls snow and ice...a sneeze. love it.

tattytiara said...

Ha! Wonderful!

Ily said...

Wow, this one is just magical...the words and the photograph! I love it all...and as sick as I am (I have a bad cold), I would give anything to have a winter tree sneeze on me like that! lol

Angie said...

How wonderful!! :)

One Woman's Journey said...

Beautiful image - we are finally getting a "big snow". Hopefully I can capture something. Stay well!!

Dave King said...

Fresh and enjoyable.

naveen said...

nice one , beautiful word forming

Beverly said...

I bet you smiled....

Kerry said...

Ah choo! You got me!

Kerri said...

Beautiful word imagery, Tabor.
I love it when the trees are covered with snow (as they were this morning), and those little sparkly showers when the snow is loosened.