Cool mountain air
Streams of crystal calm
Emerald is the moss
Nature is the balm
Misting fields below
Snowcapped peaks above
Myths in the making
Heart and head in love
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Watched snowflakes falling
Two identical pass me
Viewed through my mirror
The only sound I wish to hear,
The one disruption to this perfect darkness,
The beat of your heart and to know you there.
There is no greater comfort in a winter’s night,
No greater succour to a disparate soul,
Than the simplicity of love’s rhythm.
It is not the cold stare of ice-blue death
Nor dagger-like jaws that salivate at my scent
Nor even the snarl of the disenchanted
That worries that lost and lonely soul
But, instead, the crying of the unsen others
They who wait for the command to feast
They who run wild, yet still must obey
I pity them in my subzero demise
In truth, we are so very much alike
It is not the ten-percent,
The visible ice-cold facade,
That proves a person’s love for another.
No, it is the nine tenths that goes unseen,
The invisibilities of love that takes precedence.
It is the hands held beneath the table;
The whispered words at night;
The smile when it’s needed,
All the little things that build to a greater whole.
Yes, iceberg love may seem cold to the unaware,
But that outer calm masks an inner serenity.
When all is said and done.
To sail the ocean of life undiminished, One’s outer facade is only ever that: a facade.
Remember what’s beneath those chilling waves
Keeps the top afloat through oceans of hostility,
And always remains strong.
Sorry at my absence,
I’ve been feeling rather ill.
It came down to a battle
Of body against will.
But I think the body’s beaten,
And will has won the day.
At least, that’s what I’m hoping,
As I want to go and play.
My head was down the toilet.
The rest I’m not sure where?
But at long, long last I’m thinking
That I’m almost nearly there.
The Snow Tree stands in stately repose. High atop a solitary hill it beckons on the winter. Striking North and to purity unbound, back turned to winds of less fantastical fare, the Snow Tree shivers with joy. Casting snowflakes from its mighty mantle with every subtle movement the behemoth chuckles in tinkling ice. The whole experience is, of course, one of magic, but aren’t all the best.
How do I know, you shout? Because, my friends, it’s my job to collect the snowflake it sheds and cast them on to you. I gather the Snow Tree’s fruits of eternal winter and shall until I can no more. There is no greater harvest for one who loves the white, not gold. You can call me Jack, Jack Frost. I’ll see you very soon.