Still Radiance

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There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow.  It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.
–  William Sharp

 

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Roused by faint glow
between closed slats
of window blinds
at midnight

Bedroom suffused
in ethereal light
from a moonless sky~
a million stars fall silent

Snow light covers all,
settling gently while it
tucks the downy corners
of snowflake comforter

as heaven
plumps the pillows,
cushions the landscape,
illuminates the heart.

 

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One thought on “Still Radiance

  1. Oh, Emily, how beautiful! It is amazing that snow seems to create its own light at night–and your description of it as a tucked-in downy comforter and plumped pillows just gave me a heart smile! I have a daughter who will delight in everything you’ve written here, too.

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