Winter in New Hampshire
January 12. 2018 12:24AM
To the Editor:
The unbridled winter wind,
The stillness after snow
The quiet of the night,
All brings a great delight.
The peaceful nature of the woods,
A season’s worth of labor stored
All living things in boundless rest,
A house, a home, a nest.
All of His creatures great and small,
In a tranquil state of restful bliss
A time to reflect a time to ponder,
Accounting of deeds and thoughts yonder.
A visitor is welcome a friend is better yet,
A knocking on the door, a journey made without fret
The falling of the ice the crackle of the roof,
The stillness of the night, no friend in sight.
A trail in the snow thro and fro,
Twilight trees and all nature reflected
My thoughts of friendship surround,
And now embrace me on this ground.
To find oneself in a state of nature,
Unabridged and blameless splendor
My friends outside the window — still,
Joining nature is my will.