Stargazing luminescent skies
His powdered dust revealed
the wonderment of Winter’s breath
dispersed across Fir’s field.
Amid tall balsams, there she stood
in cloak of glitter gold:
a vigil over evening’s glow
whose spark tempered the cold.
I chose the path less often walked
to greet her in the Wood
between the pond and Nature’s Kings--
a trip misunderstood.
My gift to bring – a treasure trove
of ornamental rings
were placed upon memorials
beholding angel’s wings.
A fringe of naked skin soon swept
me up from tethered Earth
and held me there, caressing love;
a spiritual rebirth.
Then came a flash of sparkling might:
those trees had touched the sky!
Star-bursts of light bedecked their tips;
red berried lace, oh my!
The sentinels rejoiced with me,
we shared God’s love that night
where souls I hold so dear are safe
within His Heaven’s light.
Copyright © Lorraine M Kanter 17 Dec 2013