lake landscape colored pencil

Do you see the dull winter-gray landscape

or the muted colors of earth resting?

Do you notice the barren trees and ugly grounds

or sense the nature preparing for new life?

Do you dread the short dark afternoons

or enjoy the occasional modest glow?

Do you feel despair lurking around

or cheer on the forthcoming freshness?

Do you live separated from or as a part of

the amazing cycle of life?