Monday, February 12, 2007

Gnarly fingers

Sugar Maples, Souhegan River Trail, February 2007, Nikon D40 with 18-200mm VR lens, Focal length 18mm, Exposure 1/200 sec @ f7.1, ISO 200, no flash © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

Sugar maples, dark and shadowy
Gnarly fingers, and crooked grip
Covet but a warm spring canopy
Now the sap runs, drip, drip, drip

Darkness follows, wintery twilight
Clearing clouds, remove their wrap
Until the dawn brings warmth of skylight
Branch tips chatter, tap, tap, tap

2 comments:

Honeybee said...

Nice little poem. 8)

Steven Crisp said...

You are too kind. Really ;-)

But thanks for the visit!