Born to slide

What double happiness as a parent in the snow! Pulling a bundle of joy behind, White slopes ahead, The air ringing with giggles. Watching the light reflected in young eyes that marvel at the world transformed. Sound muffled. Hands painfully alive. Hopes and prayers flung with wild abandon for a snow day and school closures….

In The Bleak Midwinter

  In the Bleak Midwinter, Anxious folks take heart, To celebrate this last month, after nervous start; After battling stress and Stress, stress on stress, In the Bleak Midwinter, family time we bless.   We, like weary travelers, lay our burdens down, Whether in the country, suburb or the town; In the Bleak Midwinter, respite…

Sylvan

Even here, deep in suburbia, It is wild tonight. Everything gilded in Silver. Sharp silhouettes softly shadowed yet lights fan out, sharp as a blade. Slipping out, no sound carries. I feel in the deep Sea or darkest space. The chill calms me. Soothes my teeming mind. Yet also excites it, for even though I…