Voices of Winter

Voices of Winter
© Anne Hills

Listen to voices of winter
bright as the snow
clear as the wind
warm as the fire within

The longest of nights
The darkest of days
We come singing winter’s praise

Walk with the voices of winter
Hear how your tread
shatters the ground
stirring no other sound

Yet through the chill
sweet songs of old
and memories rich as gold

Speak with the voices of winter
snowy owl’s flight
mother wolf’s cry
deep as the winter sky

we offer rest
a virgin white nest
endless and ever blessed

Blessed is the North, Blessed is the South, Blessed is the East, Blessed is the West