Winter's Witness

Winter's Witness

A Poem by Sarah Marie

A relatively old one...and one of my favorites! :)

Crystals claim the land
From horizon to stony earth;
The world is at its most beautiful
Ever since the most precious birth-
Whether the Child was born
In the midst of ice-covered hay,
The cool breeze of autumn,
Or on a warm night after a spring day
Matters little, for this is still the time
His most holy birth is celebrated;
Sheep and cows gathered around,
And Mary and Joseph were elated.
Ever since that sweetest moment,
Winter has become a wonder;
The sun and warmth fade early,
And all the colors retire to slumber.
During dawn, the sun peaks out
And shines on a delicate thing;
The world looks new and pure again,
The ground glistening like a diamond ring. 
Everywhere one turns are strangers 
To be met, families round and made of snow;
Mischief is on every sidewalk
As packed snow little boys and girls throw. 
Snowflakes fall on young tongues,
All far different than the others;
They try and try to stay together
Like eternal snowflake brothers.
The world becomes like glass,
Fogging up with breaths on cold hands;
The world is bright and beautiful,
Blanketing every child, woman, and man.
Icicles seem to twinkle and tinkle,
Echoing in the season’s silence;
The beauty blankets and spreads far,
Protecting winter’s presence.
Everyone is bundled up,
The snap in the wind still causing shakes;
Yet not a soul seems to care,
For there are chewy cookies to be baked
And hot chocolate to be brewed
And logs on fires to be stacked-
All the world is in harmony,
All forgetting certain traits that some might lack.
Peace and brotherhood and love to all
Goes around and around to every heart;
Friends and families gather around,
And many even hate to part!
Winter is most gentle yet bold,
An angel in a white cloak of beauty;
Silence and peace and loveliness-
This daintiness means the most to me.

© 2013 Sarah Marie

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Another beautiful poem. It captures just how winter season to be like. Truly, it makes me think back to my childhood when everything was magical. It makes me wish that the Christmas season were here already! I especially loved the couplet "Icicles seem to twinkle and tinkle, Echoing in the season’s silence".

Posted 10 Years Ago

Sarah Marie

10 Years Ago

Thank you again! I love when people can relate to my writing.
Winter is beautiful! Excellent read!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Sarah Marie

11 Years Ago

aw thank you!
A really good write that makes me remember winters past. (It also makes me crave hot chocolate and cookies)

Posted 11 Years Ago

Yes, such beauty in these moments of true bliss. How it was that the Light of the world came into the darkest hours.. the midnight of the seasons... and now.. now we find the light flooding our world again.. every sweet December. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart here. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Sarah Marie
Sarah Marie

my own world...come visit me!, SC

Aspiring starving artist: Bachelor's degree in English, minor in professional writing, concentration in writing, unofficial concentration in British literature...2017 more..


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