The winter night poems -----------------------------(1988) Lawrence A. McFadden



for Shannon


....and all todays


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two moons

in view

in early winter

i met the cold rain and snow

and you

over fallow fields

in the glow

of starlite and snow

to the windless woods

of your soul

in twilight like firelight

the heartstone

knew

our love is in view

to the two moons

with early morning winter

we flew


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i am

the frozen

of wintry woods

in the solitude

of quiet

nights

follow

only the trees

that never leave

to hear your laughter

swirl

and chase

after

echoes

from home


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from

shortest light

and longest night

of white

winter

bare trees

held circled hands

while wandering

windswept

clouds

crossed the night sky

eyes

of dancing shadows

flicker

upon the snowfall

glow

of your soul

who

rose

to scatter the darkness

awakens me

in

my dreams

too

a vision of you

in a crystal

stream

of moonbeams


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as

the back

of the winter

moon

turns black

the view

i wane

too

darkstars

rise to shine

the midnight snow

in moondust

saved for us

with the lust

of twilight's

glow


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in

twilight

as i looked

through graylight

and woods of snow

i was took

by the crunch

of my soul

and the darkness

owned

by the light

that flickered

through the graylight

and woods

of snow


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tonight

twilight

i am alone

the only one

in the blackest white

of midnight

a lone

star shone

i roamed

you were home

calling if i should go

back to the fields

and through the woods

of snow


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i

stand

before

the enchanted

takes my hand

and the many wintry moons

of the sun

beckon

i am


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a

tree

at night

is not quite

the shape that comes

to my sight

in winter's

light

then the other shadows

move at will

as my sight

spills

scattering the chills

into the thrills

of the night


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tomorrow

said today

winter tried

to go away

too

i said

today tomorrow

i will go follow

where night is day

then you will

never have to go

to go

away


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at

last

the moon

was full

when the shadows

last

at night

was you


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there

is frost

around the moon

and in the eyes

of you

i

and the bare trees

taught by the stars

the clouds are free

i cannot pretend too

listen to the wind

for when

the snow glows

on quiet nights

i can hear

whispers

of fear and fright

follow

the night


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some time

i can

not be winter's light

my soul knows

the cold darkness

and woe

of life

and the day

cannot free

the frozen words

hidden

from sight


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just

a couple

of times

i have heard

the trees

make ryhme

in time

with the cold

blowing snow

and moonglow

laughing out loud

with the clouds


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i

never knew

last night

spoke

to you

and never told

the moon

what

i

wanted to


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i see

by the dark

of the moon

your eyes

still my heart

aches

of cold snow

blown in gales

against the windows

and whispers

of my soul


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i stand

with a crystal

in my hand

bare

with the glow

of the full moon

and snow

warm

and cold

as gold


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i see

you next

to me the moon

next to you

touch the shadows

of the nights

in the soul

now

i know

the darkness

brings the dawn

to warm

the cold hearts

i know


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i

cross

nights

of white skies

alongside

crystal clouds

as winter laughs

the wind brings

out loud

a sudden chill

of dark eyes

only to find

me

at peace

in the wilderness




the end