National Poetry Month: Featured Writer-Al Capehart
Posted April 6, 2013on:
I’m happy to welcome friend and writing buddy Al Capehart to my National Poetry Month initiative.
Happy Winter Home
Snow laden grey clouds fill the sky,
Red barn door gone,
Weather boards hang,
Straight ridge line snow covered,
Ragged drip edge eves.
Motley field stone root cellar,
Stands open dark and empty,
Side door broken and askew,
Stout foundation and knee walls,
Under gird decaying derelict.
Trees bare in Winter’s first snow,
Frozen frost clouds their branches,
Still Autumn reds and orange linger,
Waiting for the killing cold
Of a North wind blast.
Single forked timber brace.
Stands in gaping door way,
Last prop-up of the loft floor,
Field mice find a dry and secure
Place for their happy Winter home.
Al Capehart offers this reflection:
Captured by the contrast of the derelict red barn, white snow and orange and red autumn foliage I imagined a use for it.
Florence I Johnson – Winter Barn (watercolor)
Al Capehart is a professional Santa Claus working on a memoir of his Santa work over the past 20 years. He lives in Pittsboro, NC. Visit him at http://www.santaal.com/