Such wonder grows inside my soul,
As I look out into the night.
All life is hushed and sound enhanced,
And snow glows softly in dim light.
A radiant moon is riding high,
A million stars are glittering.
Dark shadows lie across the drifts,
And distant lights are flickering.
The silence has a quality
Of restfulness and gentle peace,
To soothe a tired mind and bring
An end to cares in sleep's release.
©July, 1999 Ylloelae
Picture courtesy of Dale Duncan.