Author’s Note: I hoped to publish this before the fourth week’s challenge was issued. Enter Valentine’s Day, impending musical practices, and housework catch up, and I missed it. I’ll just have to go read Week 4 and do the challenge again. (Still missing syllables somehow and updating on the fly.) Please see Ninefold Dragon’s blog for the ninefold drill.
Snow blankets rolling hills, naked trees.
Ice bedazzles branches without leaves.
Long, dark, cold nights chill bones’ marrow deep.
Weary minds cannot shake deep slumber.
The world moves through the syrup of time.
Nothing shakes this icy, dreary shroud.
Sleepy souls wait for springs of deep love
To melt away dark shadows of pride.
Only warm ray of spring Son can save.