Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Fast Approaches

Christmas fast approaches;
Frost is on the wreath.
The cloudless night so bright
brings a canopy of chill.
Split logs stacked by the door
house a mouse or two.
Chimney smoke spirals
through the leafless maple
and warm inside the cottage
grandchildren laugh as they inspect
wrapped gifts under the tree.

--Alice C. Linsley

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