Frozen Moment

In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, in the bleak midwinter, long ago. —CHRISTINA ROSSETTI

Our little house, stilled

in a frozen moment

on a Thursday morning,

taking a deep breath

in and waiting to exhale.

I am counting the blessings

of hearth, food in our pantry,

running water, a furnace,

protection from the cold.

This day will stretch long,

there will be little sun,

and the white will blind

us when we dare to step

out in the frozen world,

blink our eyes in the dazzling

light of icicles, and wonder

at the quiet beauty of a such 

a rare and hovering cold.

—C.L. Fisher, February 2021

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