Waiting for the Light

I had been waiting

for the merry music, red velvet bows
for the sparkling trees, bulbs aglow
for light to return to the dismal earth

Waiting to find that for which I search
Waiting in quiet, darkness, time

time to slow down
darkness to rest
quiet to contemplate

Now solstice has come
Christmas draws near
A soft whiteness covers my world
Nowhere else to go
Nothing more to do

Welcome silence—
Welcome wonderland—
Welcome joy!

Lois Tschetter Hjelmstad


Barbara Munson 22-12-2011, 21:40

I love the imagery. Thanks for this beautiful poem, Lois.

hjelmstd 23-12-2011, 21:13

Thanks for those kind words, Barb!


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