22 December 2011

Silent night

So relieved to be on "winter" break from school finally...I've been in my sweats (see my reflection in the ornament for proof) and on the couch since 3:47 p.m., soaking in the peace that comes with a clean, sparkly house, all gifts wrapped and ready, talk of flurries on the late news, and time to just be still and warm...

sleet against the windowpane,

or maybe a mouse in the wall...

I listen...

but silence knows no direction


heavy pine boughs,

deep in the woods

so quiet, so still

a deer steps

inside, warm,

the sound of a cat's paw

disturbs very little

as it hunts in a dream

silent as sleet

"Silent Solstice (Winter Becomes Maine)" by Denis Dunn


Debra @ Common Ground said...

Enjoy your Holiday, Haley! Have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

trash talk said...

Wishing you much peace this Christmas season. Kiss that precious boy for me...tell him it's from Mrs. Claus!

Aunt Karen said...

Merry Christmas, Hayley! I love you!

Christine said...

Hi Haley,
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! I would love to catch up soon. Love, Julie

Eileen @ cottage beach house said...

Hi Haley, I love how you used those little book pages at the bottom of your trees. What a clever and pretty idea!


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