Snowy Night In Winter
(click – hear the voice behind the words)
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.
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