Island Pond Has Frozen – Jim Stallings


Island pond has frozen
But not enough for skaters.
Weather says:
Three to five inches
Of white stuff,
Rain and sleet.

Hunker down, Hearth Huggers,
Bolster forth, Brave Hearts.

Yes, we are dreamers
of winter full,
Still shy the solstice
When time hangs still
Twixt shorter nights
And longer days to come–

And Lo! Our bonfires
Beckon the sun
From the dark ocean,
As our faces turn
East in faith.

Jim Stallings

4 thoughts on “Island Pond Has Frozen – Jim Stallings

  1. How wonderful! A winter carol that doesn’t mention the word Christmas in it… evocative and hopeful. Well done, sir!

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