Soft and still, the silent snow

Speaks in icy syllables –

Rosy cheeks and tingling toes,

Hibernating miracles,

Children carving angel’s wings,

Jingling sleigh-bells, frozen breath;

Holidays and lights on strings,

Life in temporary death.



Christmas Approaches


Sing with the songbirds,

ring with the bells;

chime with the carols

as Christmas-tide swells.

Raise up a symphony,

hum a new tune;

Christmas approaches –

it’s coming, and soon!