Winter’s Statement by Carol Ann Castagna ©2016
Photography by Cheryllee Persico, used
On the Northeastern Coast, the weather is still chilly in May. What a stark contrast
for those of us who live in the warmth of Florida’s sunshine. It’s generally speaking, quite
a winter for those Northern dwellers! With all it’s challenges, though, winter is a beautiful
season and claims it’s own sweetness. I know. Connecticut was my home for most of my life.
The following poem glorifies God for all of winter’s beauty…
drenched in frost,
framed by pink sun-glow, sparkling,
in shimmering daybreak,
preside against a backdrop of morning-sky mauve.
The whirling wind can kiss and sting,
its chill embrace, a cloak.
Flakes frost my fingers and my eyes.
I blink against the nip.
I breathe the brisk of winter’s cold
and sample its portions,
my eyes now quenched with pleasure.
The sound of ice, cracking, echoes as I step,
while thoughts of You, Lord, warm me.
Draped in winter-love’s balm, I lift my gaze,
“Dear God, how marvelous your greatness!!
Here, with you, The Great I AM,
I am wrapped, enfolded .
I offer my humble gratitude for your landscape of
matchless elegance, of pure magnificence!
I bow to you, Holy Father and praise you
Creator of the Universe. ”
© 2016 carol a. castagna