I stood beside a hill
Smooth with new-laid snow,
A single star looked out
From the cold evening glow.
There was no other creature
That saw what I could see--
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me.
A very long and very cold winter has a firm grip on us.
No, I have not wished it away…. I know that soon enough the
Winter of 2014 will be but a memory.
I dress warm when it's cold and drink hot soup.
I look long at the shadows on snow
and listen to the quiet.