Lake Effect Snow
The lamp post wears a tall chef's hat
juniper branches bow low under deep
white weighty snow.
Wind pirouettes, now west, now north
in treetops, shakes down waterfalls of snow--
drapes sinuous shapes on eaves
where icy daggers grow.
With still more snow in its maw
the wind moans low.
Frost flowers sparkle my window panes
and still more snow.