Waking up mornings to some thickly foggy days. Other days are heavily frost laden. Write a foggy or frosty poem. Or write one of each! Make them clearly poetic! A Safeguard prompt would always be a “Fall Back” verse. Time is retreating!
Steam from the kettle
tells its story of comfort
on my cold window.
(c) Marie Elena Good, 2022
A BLANKET OF WHITE ON THIS FROSTFUL NIGHT
Oh, how it brightly glistens.
And if you listen very carefully you’ll hear it.
You will hear the Christmas spirit in the sounds of silence.
Peaceful like violins it soothes my weary soul.
This is one of those nights, a night
we look forward to on these frost-filled evenings.
A new layer of beauty lay down to cover
hill and valley, tree and bush. It is the rush
to Christmas that makes this respite most welcome.
I adds a newness, a fresh outlook. The world is clean
and pure and her allure hints at the promise to keeping
her pristine. Very serene, oh how it brightly glistens.
The moon reflects her light making the white blanket
of snow, glow. The shadows are long, but they belong
to add their contrast and make the ground more brilliant.
And the snows are resilient, returning again and again,
an old friend to renew the view and this out man’s spirit.
If you listen carefully, you’ll hear it. The lilting mingling
of jingle bells. My heart swells with good feelings,
healing the wrongs; making them all right.
For tonight is the night. I will ride with delight
knowing there will be a blanket of white on this frostful night.
A beautiful site, it gives me great pause,
it makes me as happy as it can. I am Santa Claus.
(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2022