Winter river, so calm and cold,
Ducks swimming past, slowly and bold.
I sit upon the rocky shore,
Enjoying this scene, just once more.
Right at the edge, is whitest snow,
Making the land and water glow.
The pine and spruce, with darkest green,
Towering high, add to the scene.
Water reflecting bluest sky,
Also the clouds, floating so high.
Such beauty by the riverside,
E’en through the chill of winter’s stride.
Winter river, flowing along,
With water cold, and clear, and strong.
©2021 Steve McLeod.