New Year's Walk: A Tegernsee Sketch

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse28 Dec 2016

Snow-etched mountains
melt themselves
into a pure lake,

just-liquid water
whispering to reeds
and stinging the shore.

Along the path
a little boy runs
further than he should;

a smaller girl chases
behind, ignoring
the winter wind.