This morning as I stared in awe and wonder I watched the landscape out the window turn into a beautiful fully developed winter wonderland. For someone like me who grew up on the golden beaches of Santa Cruz, California a winter scene such as I saw today here in Las Cruces, New Mexico was a glorious repast for my eyes as well as my imagination. As I watched, this poem began dancing in my mind.
As I watched unfold before me
A Winter Wonderland of awe
took place through clear glass windows
My Imagination grew wildly!
My eyes fully began to see!
Fairy princesses dressed in
gossamer white lace finery
Floating in the air dancing
while a full orchestra boldly played
with exquisite detail and flair
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Serenade
Glissades lead into Pirouettes of brilliance
as snowflake shape after snowflake
became beloved Sugar Plum Fairies
with twirls and spins dipping now and again
Nary a one left behind
they crisscrossed each path vividly
Then joined in place streaming, gliding
they softly began their sliding!
Faster and faster moving joyfully to fall!
One by one performed their Arabesques
so smoothly as they all
gently landed on the ground below
with their much deserved bow
© 2015 Merriam Kathaleen