winter song

 i was startled today
looking at inside and outside
how nature can be reflected in work
how it is all connected
how, when you learn to get out of the way,
something rich happens
i don't know how it happened,
but sometimes i can say
without words
look at this!
that's when i have something to say
when it's not me talking at all.
but i do, indeed have plenty to say
talk talk talk talk talk...
it's when i shut up,
a dog brays down the hill,
at the coyotes playing tricks 
up here behind the meadows.
colors start to sing their winter song.
and snow mixes it up with rain and sun.