Monday, December 24, 2012

December Nocturne

We slip the quiet streets at night,
and view with silent scrutiny
the lights on every Christmas tree,
each welcoming with their soft light

The stars peek through the tattered clouds--
while crystals float upon the breeze;
they dust the ground with gentle ease,
as sleeping town rests yet unplowed

We hear a distant church bell chime,
it breaks the calm and still nocturne.
We pause a step on this sojourn
to breathe and let our souls unwind

Once each year we let things cease
to watch a winter’s eve unfold
we bundle up against the cold
and wrap ourselves in season’s peace.

©  Ginny Brannan December 2012

Once each year we feel a bit like "peeping toms" as we head out for an evening to check out holiday lights, and peer through windows to view each tree (albeit from the street!). A guilty pleasure!

Sharing at d'Verse Poets Open Link Night Week #76 Holiday Edition! Hope everyone had a wonderful day!

*Image by author: Tree reflecting on pond, North Hadley, MA


  1. smiles...we will go do that tonight...thanks for taking us on your trip as well...merry christmas ginny

  2. i hope you had a very merry christmas ginny...sounds like it though...and a good son to boot teaching you the kindle...smiles.

  3. haha a peeping tom you say
    Well you have to see the lights on display
    Just hope nothing else comes into view
    That may be scary and turn you blue haha

    Merry Christmas.

  4. We love to do that, too. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Ginny.

  5. Beautiful. Love your opening line. And your blog title!

  6. Funny -- yeah it is fun to peep. But at such beautiful scenes, how can one resist?

  7. I've partaken, as well, in these guilty pleasures... so these verses bring it all back for me, the conspiracy, the darkness, the wonder of the lights.

  8. ah what a beautiful nocturne..wrapping ourselves in season's peace and breathing and letting the soul unwind... made me just breathe deeper...beautifully penned and a wonderful flow to this..

  9. Such a beautiful creation of mood, Ginny. And wonderful photo. Magical!

  10. hey ginny

    this is V.beautiful and is as heartwarming
    as a whisky chaser, guaranteed to keep the cold out
    and soothing the cockles . . . a christmas carol

    all the best ginny :)

  11. Beautiful, Ginny. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and wishing you a happy New Year.

  12. This really is beautiful and peaceful Ginny. I love the tone, as I love this time of year. I wish you all the best in the New Year my friend.


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