Nature’s Vanishing Specter

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Nature’s Vanishing Specter

I woke up this morning with snow all around

On the trees on the road and covering the ground

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A magnificent site of brilliant white

Covering the earth what a wonderful sight

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Reflected glory on creek and limbs

Virginal blanket where no footprints have been

Green daffodil stems and red buds showing

We thought it was spring but now it’s snowing

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Don’t worry this specter soon will pass

Life in the South means it won’t last

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By three o’clock the snow was crying

The grass is green and the sun is shining

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This ghost was gone it had no body

A specter of white just trying to be naughty

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

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