Friday, November 17, 2006

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.

17 comments:

Poetry by Kai said...

beautiful....

:-]

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Wonderful - and again, a great photo! I could hear your voice when I read it. :)

gautami tripathy said...

How I wish for LONG winter nights! I love winters...

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Kai, Andrew, and Gautami.

I am a little ahead of myself for the holiday and winter seasons, but I feel them inside and so there is poetry about them now.

jel said...

AWESOMe Blog you got here, Don!

esp, the snow poems , I love to stand out in the snow on a moonlite nite, and listen to the quite.


thanks for the visit, and the comment!

Blessings

Borut said...

'the silence plumbs the depths
and awakens me while I sleep
stranding me amidst a single moonbeam.'

Beautiful!:)

Don Iannone said...

Thank you jel and borut. Yes, the snow, the winter, and all it creates inside us is tryly wonderful. And blessings to you both.

Pat Paulk said...

Beautiful!! I love that last line. Not a bad place to be stranded.

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Pat!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful Don!

"On this early winter's eve
the silence plumbs the depths
and awakens me while I sleep
stranding me amidst a single moonbeam..."

ahhh....

samuru999 said...

Beautiful Don!

Margie

Anonymous said...

Peaceful

Thanks for ur words

Nasra

polona said...

beautiful, don!

M. Shahin said...

"I can't help but drift
like the fresh fallen snow
that blankets the earth
and hushs me fast to sleep."

That is really quite tranquil and calm. Gorgeous photo too!

Rob said...

how simple life could be...so true!

Amalendu said...

lucid and beautiful Don....I also liked the black n white images....

Don Iannone said...

Thanks to all of you leaving comments. They are very much appreciated. Wishing you all deep peace...

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