first snow

26/01/2013

On a night such as last night many years ago, with a silent, steady snow blanketing as far as my eye could see, I had been working away in my cozy second floor studio.  At an old yellowed pine drafting table facing the window, I looked up often, in between bookbinding for another artist, to savor the view. Japanese hinge after Japanese hinge creating a rhythm to the falling snow, also creating an inner stillness.  This was my holy night.

First Snow

The soft white

Japanese paper running

through efficient fingers

as scissors clip, and brushes glue.

Quickly!  Quickly!

The silent white

snowflakes, gentle and soothing

fall purposefully into their beds

on a winter night,

quietly.

smallsnow

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