requiem, op. 128 : through the streetlamp’s glow

and through the streetlamp’s glow,

in view, the light flight of snowflakes fell.

in late fall,  early darkness draws

and finds a friday evening crowd –

the hurry home traffic speeding on by,

headlights bright,  tail light sights.

and in such,  under a quick hurried walk,

the brown leaves of an autumn past still crunch.

the newly night air swirls,

and blows steady,

whistling through the newly naked tree branches.

the smell of a wood fire smoke softly waltzes through the silence of  a cold chilling air.

up the front steps and through the front door,

a soft illumination in the Christmas tree,

softly lights up the darkened room –  holiday cheer vision.

the fireplace fire slowly grows warm and roars,

all the while, the record player needles the Christmas tunes

remembering the early childhood wishes of Santa Claus glimpses.

sitting in front of the fire,

as memories drift by, in and out

in between the sips of eggnog tasted –

thoughts swim in a pool under a palmtree shade.

standing in front of the frosted window,

the snow falls heavier and now blankets the ground.

oh!  a silent night it is!! the crackle of the fire,

the hissing of a burning piece of firewood.

the evergreen trim entwines with the pictures that sit on top of the mantel.

through the streetlamp’s glow

hypnotically gazing,

in view, the light flight of snowflakes fell.

in the chair,  in front of that warm toasting fire.

there,  in a midnight dimming firelight,

slumber covers,

and delivers a requiem in an opus like dream,

seamlessly unforgotten.

waking in the light of an early morning gray sky,

and through the streetlamp’s glow,

in view, the light flight of snowflakes fell.

and in such,  under a quick hurried walk,

the brown leaves of an autumn past still crunch.

the crackle of the fire,

the hissing of a burning piece of firewood.

the trim of evergreen that entwines with the pictures that sit on top of the mantel.

c. 2014  bgw

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a christmas eve together

 

the day fell asleep,  and night awoke

by evenfall

the sun was masked by the incoming clouds

and soon the winter night began

the snow fell gracefully and silently in its dance

and collected on the cold hardened ground below

too long ago and too far away –

spring,  just a faded memory

 

welcoming the winter is here

outside, on the front parlour windows,

the christmas lights reflected off of the thin blanket of snow,

illuminating the darkened porch – giving it christmas charm

pea coats and boots,  scarfs and hats layer in the warmth

as we go caroling through the neighborhood

 

down to the town square we go

the snow that had collected crunches under our shoes

the local shops were all decked in their christmas cheer glow

her hand i hold as she clings onto my arm

she catches the descending flakes and watches them melt

 

a child’s laughter fills a parent’s heart,  a merry christmas to all

it’s a christmas celebration as we skate on the ice

the hot chocolate and peppermint stick,  warm us up as we wait for  st. nick’s  arrival

all children eyes fill with amazement as their anticipation grows

christmas time wishes,  and a towns gathers

a towns prayer,  to a saviours birth we remember ;

 

one night of peace and unity peeks into a smothered world of uneasiness and uncertainty

every person, together,  if all only for one night,  stand and holds hands

praying  and hoping  for the same ideas and needs,  the peace and love that is lacking

in this nation,  in this world – in our minds.

Almighty!!

please lay a hand of comfort and peace in those hearts that are suffering tonight.

we all are blessed,  but we all long for some peace tonight,  in us and in others

and in You we seek the shelter that we all need now

thank you Lord for the blessing of Jesus,  for in Him we can find that comfort and peace

the strength to live another day,  we long to walk beside you in assurance

in these times of wickedness and trickery,  You deliver the peace

 

outside the front parlour window

the christmas lights reflected off of the thin blanket of snow,

illuminating the darkened porch,  giving it christmas charm

the day fell asleep,  and night awoke

by evenfall

the sun was masked by the in coming clouds

and soon the winter night began

 

the fire crackles and pops and the christmas tree lights slowly fade in and out

the dog sleeps away on the warm pillow by the hearth

on the couch,  i hold you,  side by side,  my arm around you

and your head gently rests on my shoulder,  we are wrapped cozy in a blanket

the yule log glows brightly of orange flames of warmth

our eyes slowly shut

the tic tocs of the grandfather clock grows louder as the fire calms

winter night,  good night

 

the snow fell gracefully and  silently in its dance

and collected on the cold hardened ground below

the chimes toll six and the winter’s night tale ends

a christmas morning begins

the snow fell gracefully and silently in its dance

and collected on the cold hardened ground below

the stockings full and the aroma of coffee fills the air

a white christmas,  joy to the world

and a merry christmas to you

merry christmas to you

 

c. 2013  bgw