Open the Captive Shutters

Another poem about the approach of winter

Open the captive shutters
Let in the golden light
Watch as the leaves flutter
You'll have the dark tonight

Our winter days are short
So relish the midday sun
It's a tenet of living North
Use the light, get things done

To the South, a brightness
Low on the horizon, yet strong
On the mountains, whiteness
Will be solstice before long

Prepare for year-end feasts
Keep the winter kitchen warm
Heady aroma of baked yeasts
Will stay the inner fever storm

Copyright 2009 - Mindy Makuta (aka MyFairLadyah)
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