Literary Hook: ‘This January’: A poem for the season

By Christine Swanberg
Author and Poet

The following poem celebrates January. Enjoy!

This January

Magenta sunset points like a pine tree

from the corner of my bedroom window.

All is quiet here this January.

Kitty snuggles up against my pillow.

Dusk brings beauty even in the winter

when stars begin to hang like icicles.

The indigo night begins to enter

and softly from its corner tickles

Venus and Saturn near the ringed moon.

Come O winter night to bless our slumber.

From your vast horizon may silence croon.

Let our dear dreams serve to unencumber.

O chilly winter rise and cast your spell.

In your long night of perfect sleep we dwell.

Christine Swanberg is a local author. She received the Lawrence E. Gloyd Community Impact Award in 2012.

From the Jan. 8-14, 2014, issue

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