A cool, stiff wind captures the gaze
in my eyes as I look out my window
on this first day of the New year.
Crisp chills, snow-covered soil; the
Earth’s tranquil delight here in the
Midwest. Clear skies, bright stars,
copper mountaintops, and frozen
lakes will play their part. Zero-
below temperature days and long,
bone-chilling nights will trouble the
mind; icy roads and stranded vehicles
don’t do much to ease the woes of this
season, but the fresh snows and still
nights draw near to the bright moon,
providing light for the dark skies,
warming my heart and reflecting
the radiance and beauty of the
season. Winter’s reflection is
unlike any other.
Maurice J. Reynolds is a freelance writer who has had material published in various publications. He is the owner of To God be the Glory! Publications, a literary ministry that produces the poetry publication Creative Inspirations. More information can be found at: www.tgbtgpublictions.com.