"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Eight days til Christmas - Winter's coat

Winter's coat - 5 by 7 watercolor
Eight days to Christmas - winter sets in, coating the world in cold.
The stars too are cold, against a brittle sky.
Silence. Stillness. Memories.
Time to slow down, to consider the stars, the cold, the season.

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