December 25, 2007

Snow Globe

May there never come a time when
our grandchildren say to their grandchildren,
“Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was snow.”

May there always be snow in winter falling
hard and fast in a single direction, or
softly sifting landscapes like a powdery confection.

May there always be plenty of snow and more
children to welcome it tongue-skyward than
adults cursing shoveling, driving, annoyed by it.

May there always be snow especially at Christmas ---
when our efforts to cool the globe return
as winter confetti falling, calling
Joy to the World!
“Snow Globe”
with winter road near Blewett Pass, Washington
Photos © 1999 & 2007 Chuck Pefley | Verse © 2007 Penny Pefley