Winter Quintet

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By: Renee Y. Brown

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I dream of northern nights

A full moon like a mirror

Reflecting flakes of silver falling

As snow.

Glittering stars

Are faceted crystal orbs

Illuminating

A farther

Brilliant

Sky.

 

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We pray

For the cold, sharp

Sword

Of the moon

To slay this beast of a sun and

Bring night.

 

 

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Fires snap and glow.

Amber moon of harvest night

Round and huge

The fertile belly of autumn

Filling the sky

And us

With abundance —

We dance with the flames

And give thanks.

 

 

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Shimmering icicles

Woven into glazed lace

Cover the trees like bridesmaid’s gowns

As they stand along the banks of a frozen stream

That creates an aisle of ice.

Snow falls gently on my hair

Crowning me with a tiara of icy crystals and a sheer white veil of snowflakes.

Take my hand, bridegroom, as the sun descends early

This Winter Solstice Day —

The year is reborn and so are we

In this open church

With a roof of endless gray sky and snow-carpeted ground

We speak our wedding vows.

 

 

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White swarm of winter

Descending upon the landscape

Building hives of ice;

You snowflakes are worker-bees

Who serve a conquering queen.

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