Late December

When winter nights grow long,

smoke curls into burdened skies,

sun flashes grey with purple and rose,

and joyful songs sparkle

celebrating light’s return.

Was it the fanfare

and proclamations of cheer

or the bone-chilling nights

that carved a new path to my heart?

©2017 Ontheland

∼My first 2017 Quadrille for dVerse Poets Pub—my little pup is curled in my lap as I prepare to click ‘Publish’.∼

20 thoughts on “Late December

    1. Yes a red path 🙂 thanks for letting me know the question felt inviting… I am trying to leave more room for readers when I write so I am happy to hear that 🙂


  1. The trigger for a “new path to the heart” is an interesting question that has much depth and meaning. An interesting quadrille, Janice. It’s amazing how we can write exactly 44 words. I tried it once with dverse and had fun with it. 🙂


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