Pre-Seaason 2005
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rocky mountain winter
     
an autumn daydream

   

Rocky Mountain winter:

a tale of snow and silence and beauty;

take the time to take a moment outside time—

   

Rocky Mountain skiing:

a ballad of wind and speed and powder,

or a ballet, against a backdrop painted by the gods—

   

Rocky Mountain mountains:

picture perfect, sculptures of ice and snow

crystal sawtooth summits under midnight blue skies—

    

Rocky Mountain memories:

gold-dust hours in a gold-rush town,

strolling through new powder down storybook sidewalks—

   

I wrote this short poem some years back, when I was living in my adopted Rocky Mountain hometown, Telluride, Colorado. It pretty well captures my pre-season daydreams of winter, just around the corner.

    

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