Encounters with a Long Winter's Night
By Don Iannone
I can't help but dream
on this long winter's night
when the fire blazes bright
and time stands perfectly still.
I can't help but drift
like the fresh fallen snow
that blankets the earth
and hushs me fast to sleep.
Somehow the purity and depth
of this early December snowfall
reminds me how simple life can be
when we just allow it to happen.
On this early winter's eve
the silence plumbs the depths
and awakens me while I sleep
stranding me amidst a single moonbeam.