. Winter Storm in May A High Sierra snowstorm passes through, Injecting winter into springtime May; As frozen fluffs of ermine drift into A world remade in black and white and gray. The once-blue sky anneals into steel And Donner Lake as like a pewter tray; While snow-bound trees bough down and kneel As Earth conjoins two seasons in one day. At times the world’s ablaze in vibrant color With rainbows leading us to pots of gold. But when deep dolor turns life dull and duller, The universe can seem both dark and cold. More often, daily life is like the weather, With sun and rain and rainbows mixed together. . . Donner Lake Wind on the water with westerlies blowing High in the mountains where fall lingers on. Gold dusted sunset sets granite peaks glowing; Powderscape snow melts away with the dawn. Wilderness whispers an echo-etched air mail God-writ in clouds with a finger of light. Last summer’s yesterdays fade into grayscale; Winter’s tomorrows creep slow into sight. There! Can you hear it? The echoes of history. There! Can you see it? True beauty set free. Destiny, tragedy, triumph and mystery; Mirror of heaven’s sublime majesty. . . James A. Tweedie is a retired pastor living in Long Beach, Washington. He has written and published six novels, one collection of short stories, and three collections of poetry including Mostly Sonnets, all with Dunecrest Press. His poems have been published nationally and internationally in The Lyric, Poetry Salzburg (Austria) Review, California Quarterly, Asses of Parnassus, Lighten Up Online, Better than Starbucks, Dwell Time, Light, Deronda Review, The Road Not Taken, Fevers of the Mind, Sparks of Calliope, Dancing Poetry, WestWard Quarterly, Society of Classical Poets, and The Chained Muse. He was honored with being chosen as the winner of the 2021 SCP International Poetry Competition.