Winter Evenings


On winter evenings, I sit at a window

and watch the twilight sky

as the sun slips away,

leaving in its wake

a gift of shifting color.

Tonight, the sky is soft,

a silver blue tinted with yellow,

and patches of pink.

Bare branches of backyard trees

curve and cross in silhouette,

upstretched in silent worship,

vespers on a silver evening.

Between and beyond

the filigree of twigs and branches,

a light appears,

bright white,

barely moving.

A distant plane.




it traces a line

through the delicate maze,

then glides away

as the silver blue sky,





into a rich hush,

the velvet blue,

of a winter night.

– kh –


Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.


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