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Saturday, December 22, 2007

"the moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave a luster of midday to objects below..."

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Ten pm and the atmosphere's brighter than dawn
From my window I see the whole length of the lawn

The clouds reflect Christmas lights, giving a glow
To the soft-fallen, still, crisp, and lightly packed snow

It quilts frozen ground in a powdery blanket
If I could I'd embrace the cold earth, and I'd thank it

For showing me grace and my breath on the air
Which carries whispers of appreciative prayer

As a child I'd look through the pane past my reflection
To the stillness and wonder of snow's clean perfection

And here we are now in our home safe and warm
As the earth holds its winter breath after a storm

And the peace that has settled gives my heart quiet thrill
Now the snow has stopped falling and the white land is still
Still.

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-ebn

1 comments:

elam8888 said...

My Beautiful Emily - You are living and loving proof that the spirit of the season is stronger than the sceptics. You are where you should be. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas - one of my best ever. Momma