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Snowy Night In Winter

December 2, 2015


(click – hear the voice behind the words)

Mesmerized by the night sky
in lands still rural,
the snow falling lazily,
the air just warm enough to be comfortable,
cold enough to keep away the rain.

I stand now, leaning against the bark of this tree
enjoy the noise of a quiet nature
the full moon
the Christmas star awaiting the others.

Perhaps I appreciate this scene more
because I know this placid replica of a painting
will not long last.

Somewhere the winds howl like a pack of wolves
standing like avenging legions
just at the edge of the forest –
waiting for a doe to alight into the moonlit field
try to uncover the remnants of hay grass
which lie below the white topping.

Once the pack is loosed
the snow will swirl beneath their churning paws
all peace will leave this place
as does the holiday – on the day after,
when reality seizes the season in its jaws
and many lose hope.

But there are those of faith
who strive to carry a warm flame –
for as long as it will burn –
who lean against the bark of a tree
on a snowy night in winter.

Ray Brown

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Consider purchasing my book, “I Have His Letters Still” – Poetry of Everyday Life (150 pages – $11.95) Order on Amazon  

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 1, 2010 12:50 pm

    As is the case so often, a beauty and peaceful scene created with your words.

  2. Ray Brown permalink*
    December 11, 2010 6:43 am

    Thank you. May you enjoy this year’s first snowfall.

  3. December 3, 2014 9:32 am

    Once again enjoyed your reading of the poem.

  4. Ray Brown permalink*
    December 4, 2014 9:57 am

    Thank you

  5. Judy permalink
    December 2, 2015 11:14 pm

    Enjoyed your reading, Ray Brown. I am now ready for the first snow! I like to read your poetry first and then listen to you recite it … so soulful and beautiful.

  6. Ray Brown permalink*
    December 8, 2015 9:10 pm

    Thank you Judy

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