Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Tonight's White Night

In February
we will be ready
for it
to end.

We will tire
of the bitter cold,
the slippery streets,
the colorless days.

Tonight,
however,
we marvel
at glistening white.

The first snows
dress the world
in glittering gowns
of white.

Billowy flakes
float delicately
in a dance
to the earth.

Snow cloaks branches,
blanketing endless brown;
brightening earth's
masterpiece.

In a few months,
we will wish
for green,
yellow, and pink.

But tonight
as the full moon
illuminates
the splendor.

Tonight,
we marvel
in the majestic silence
of a first white night.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2016






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