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Dormant Stillness

by Yvona Fast

Trees clad in rainbows,
One final burst of glory.
Last dip in pond refreshes
on a bright October day.

Brown leaves decay, die.
Summer sighs
a sad sound of goodbye.

Days shorten, nights lengthen.
We plant tulips in anticipation
of new growth, fresh green,
of long, warm summer days.

Crocus waits beneath soil.
Trees lie dormant.
Bears hibernate.
Earth sleeps, rests,
awaiting renewal
beneath a white blanket.

The pond chills,
shivers,
freezes…
we walk on water.

In the stillness
thoughts simmer, ideas slumber
fallow, nurturing future dreams.

Diving into the deep,
minds open to possibilities
yet unimagined.

Contributors, Yvona Fast

Yvona Fast

Inspired by PoemCity in Montpelier, Vermont, Yvona Fast (a frequent visitor to Vermont) brought PoemVillage to Saranac Lake, New York. Her poems have appeared in Farming Magazine, The Poeteer, Oswego Alumni magazine, and the Weekend Poets anthology for 2015, 2016 and 2017 (published in Maine). The author of three books, a weekly food column running continuously since 2005, and over 200 magazine articles, she lives in the Adirondacks where she is a member of the Adirondack Center for Writing and The Poetry Group. Learn more at http://www.wordsaremyworld.com.

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