Frost-crisped grass, a glittering field
Of upturned blades, and the distant
Muffled swell of a choir singing.
Windows fogged with steam and
Lights blurred behind, flashing,
Pulsing, twinkling against the eye.
A brisk wind to chap the lips,
Noses red, feet stamping, hands
Thumping, scarfs wrapped tight.
Nights draw in but lights grow
Warmer, brighter. Chasing away
The coal bite, welcoming winter.
A song and a dance to while away
The longest, darkest hours. Hot
Spiced drinks to toast the soul.
White mornings with softly hissing
Snow, falling, falling, coating the
Earth, crunching underfoot and sled.
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