Frosty Winter


Lofty trees
overpowered by the
winter snow
laced with a thousand
sparkling diamonds
the towering treetops
create a canopy
of exquisite white
a sheet of ice
lies beneath
their frozen trunks
a numbing cold air
stings even the earth
and yet
this snowy frost is only
a prelude
to the fierce storm
that will follow.