Murray – Snow in Woods

Snow in Woods – a canvas by Tom Thomson

Sienna and amber-skinned
immigrants from war torn lands
speak in mother tongues,
feel no intimidation
by Canada’s frigid clime.

In his canvas
the artist welcomes wily winter
extolling its power and beauty
as clear woodland streams gurgle
beneath thin glass ice
branches laden with lacy ermine
reach skyward searching heaven.

 

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