Treasure Island

Gayle Sweeney

(May 1955 / Massachusetts USA)

A Cardinal In Winter


A sunny cardinal in the tall, snowy evergreen tree
Wore a shining coat the shade of red berries so joyfully.
While I looked dreamily outdoors towards the small, white,
Wintry woods
I wished for summer days where pine boughs had donned cottony hoods.
Suddenly then the brilliant cardinal all at once took flight
With feathered wings opened up and a flying path, very bright.
A quiet wonderland for all lasted in powdery white.
The world beckoned with shimmery hands and its silvery might.

Submitted: Thursday, October 07, 2010
Edited: Saturday, February 11, 2012

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  • Connie Yost (2/28/2014 5:24:00 PM)

    Hello Gayle, I always love reading this one. It's so pretty! Any contests for us this year? (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (2/1/2011 1:03:00 PM)

    Another magnificient write about nature. You do the reader justice by taking him with you on these trips. I give you a 10. Lynn (Report) Reply

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