Poetry ~ The Still of a Winter White

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When the snow falls in the hinterlands

and I find myself drawn to the winter wood

I ponder the state of earthly affairs and believe

that there is much to discover from a winter white

from the forest and the stillness of a winter tree

where solitude and absence of the noise of life

allow the soul to rejoice and find peace

here in the stillness of a winter white I inhale the joy of life

and exhale a world of woes purified by the trees

so I may begin anew, the state of earthly affairs

with my mind free from the noise of life

and find peace in the still of a winter white

and wish peace to all of you

Snow on the homestead ~ wishing peace to all of you

Poetry ~ A Long Winter’s Sleep

long winters sleep

alone in my cabin

in the snow-swept woods

i wait in wonder

as a gray sun pulls down the sky

and darkness comes to rest my eyes

i sense the coming

of a long deep sleep

shallow breathing

thoughts receding

allowing

my soul to steep

in the quiet darkness

of a winter’s night

i say

good night, 

dear friends,

good night