Winter


Winter


How softly now the snowflakes fall
To blanket Mother Earth,
When the Autumn days have ended,
And Winter's given birth.

The happy sounds of skaters drift
From a nearby pond
Where only yesterday, it seems,
Ducks swam peacefully along.


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The frosty breeze that bites the nose
Prevailing everywhere,
But, oh, there is no doubting,
There's beauty beyond compare.

Each little yard's a feather bed
As soft as eiderdown,
The trees are draped with ermine wraps
And sparkling diamond crowns.


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A cozy fire upon the hearth,
A cup of tea ... a friend,
Some toasty muffins to be shared.
A perfect Winter's blend.

I think God knew that we would need
The softness of the snow,
A time for quiet reflection
After Autumn's dazzling show.

~ Kay Hoffman ~




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The graphic at the top of this page was made
from a painting by Nicky Boehme



Original music entitled "Each New Day"
is composed and copyrighted 2000 by Bruce DeBoer
Used With Permission.



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