Winter: A Love Poem


"Hold on," says winter

and taking a pause

she summons the snowfall

and sits beneath it

letting things be

as they are.

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"Stay," says winter

and scatters the wind

to keep the creatures in,

cozy in their dens.

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"Shhh," says winter

and quiets the land

with her blanket of white,

her spell of silence

enchanting each diamond

of ice.

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"Rest," says winter

and buries the rocks,

staunches the traffic

with glitter and frost,

gently-falling pixie dust

that commands the world

to halt.

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"Be," says winter

as she freezes the clock

making time itself stop

and giving me the freedom

that belongs to the powerless;

the understanding that

there's nothing more important

than this.

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What is there to do

but let winter be herself

and let myself sit

quietly

within her?

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