Preparing for Winter by Terry Michelsen

Painting leaves of many colorsdogwood leaves

Like a robe once worn

Forever young


Sewing quilts of many colors

Like house guests of old

Come back again


Beading all the many colors

Like sea glass on sand

Come back again


Turning all the many colors

Like dogwood in spring

Forever young



Terry MichelsenTerry Michelsen is an author and artist, born in Illinois, and moved to the mountains of western North Carolina in 2001. Her publications include Soaring on Wings of Words (poetry), Raging River (short stories), Birds of Spirit (novel), and If After You are Gone (poetry).


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