as always, these long nights & short dark days
they come a creeping up on me and here i sit
my yearning for bright daylight increasing
it keeps me sane & sensible, hale & healthy
and yet i love the wintery light & reflections
in the kitchen, the last of our christmas candles
give a warm & homely glow
sparkle in frosty early morning sun
in the bathroom, minature mirrored mosaics
cast myriad patterns dancing over the walls
in the living room, twinkling stars
catch flickering flames from the cosy fire
oh . . . you caught me
reflecting, with a glass of wine ,
on this first week back . .
does christmas seem so long gone already to others too?