It may be dark inside,
but without it’s strangely light.
As the world lay sleeping,
nature donned a blanket, white
Though the sky is thick,
with heavy clouds of gray.
The early morning darkness,
is lightened by winter’s play.
I sit in my dark room,
watch the lights return.
Black to gray, with blue and white.
the seasons complete a turn.
Off in the distance,
past trees and lake, there’s more.
Under clouds horizon peaks
a glimmer over the far shore.
It was white and bright but brief
as if the sun is shy.
It’s been a while since winter played
beneath a sun-filled sky.
So she’ll stay behind her clouds,
soften down her light.
This first encounter, not the time,
she’ll savour her delight.
©Mary Grace van der Kroef 2019
Written at Falcon Trails Resort on October 12, 2019. The morning after the first snowstorm of the year.
The photo is the sunrise view from the chickadee suite.