Winter Eve

Snug and warm inside my house
I look through the window
To the wintry evening

Snow covered yard with
Bare branches of the maple tree
Against the evening sky
Snow laden spruce with green still
Breaking through

The road beyond
With few cars passing by
Flashes of white head lights
Glow of red tail lights

In the background, a line of trees
Branches merging into black lace
Backlit by the orange of the
Setting sun as
Gray clouds gather

The cold seems to creep inside
As on the local news the
Mayor appears to warn of
Deadly, dangerous weather and
Forecasters predict
Record breaking below zero temperatures
And blizzard-like snowfall

I heat the kettle
And make a cup of cocoa
Grab a good book
and cuddle up under a
Cozy quilt

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5 Responses to Winter Eve

  1. Jaana says:

    Hope you are still warm under your quilt! I heated the kettle quite a few times yesterday.

  2. elsie says:

    You have described my world right now. Beautiful, but brrrrr!

  3. Dana Murphy says:

    What a beautiful poem. Such cozy images in my head! I’m in the same wintry weather as you – going on our 2nd Snow Day right now! Yesterday was playing, hot cocoa, and pajamas! I should have written a poem, too!

  4. Donna Smith says:

    Nice snuggly poem! It’s fun to be cozy and warm inside and be able to watch the outside do what it will. Stay warm and safe!

  5. Ruth Ayres says:

    I’ve been thinking of you recently and am glad to find you here, still writing. I hope your holidays were peaceful and the new year is starting well for you.

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