Do you know that the true essence of frost is light from stars in the sky? Well…what if it could be?
Frosty Stars (Frosty Sky and Twinkling Earth)
Nestling above us.
Falling to Earth,
Drawing sparkling blankets over Veridian beds of sedge and grasses.
Over blade and spike, they paint the path,
Asending at dawn in an invisible journey back to the heavens.
Suspended, they hold their sparkle on the clearest night,
Fragile as nests in hand.
Waiting until one frigid morning knits an infinite down coat
Of microscopic feathers pointing their return to the sky.
Ellen Kolbo McDonah, 2018