Snow Fell During the Night

A late winter gift

Photo by Denys Nevozhai on Unsplash

Snow fell during the night,
just a few inches secretive and mute.
When I awakened to the brightness
of the dawn capering in my room
and pulled back the bedroom curtains
I smiled, forgetting for a moment to breathe
so transfixed was I by the shell-pink light
illuminating the laden branches
like the gleam of cherished porcelain,
so delicate though made from bones and clay
and as with so…

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.