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William Vollrath


Quietly ensconced in warming comfort
sunshine flooding through bright window panes
Champagne bubbles still floating softly

o’er pecan pie memories of gifts that had been

Smiling cat dreams of snow-laden bushes

welcomed refuge for bright crimson wings
Frosted paintings on icy, cold windows
crystal white lawns as distant bells ring

Nature's gift blown to my doorstep
by a silent and generous, crisp, winter wind
Hope and fulfillment perfectly packaged
New Year’s great promise – past sorrows may end

© by William Vollrath.
Used with the author’s permission.

William Vollrath lives in beautiful and historic Charlottesville, Virginia, where he has finally found time to focus on writing after varied experiences as a grave digger, ad salesman, English instructor, real estate appraiser, bartender, political activist, stockbroker, substitute teacher, volunteer, father, and husband. He hopes sharing his experiences, perceptions, frustrations, and joys will be good therapy for himself and may even provide moments of lasting illumination for others. William’s award-winning poetry has been published in a variety of journals, anthologies, and e-zines.



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Yes, written while still a resident of suburban Chicago. Thanks for the comments and Happy New Year to all!
Posted 01/03/2014 10:24 AM
Wilda Morris:
Yes, cosy images! I suspect those "snow-laden bushes" are back in Illinois! A wonderful poem to start the new year!
Posted 01/03/2014 08:28 AM
What a cozy poem. I do not rely on memories but, look forward to the hope of this poem. Thank you.
Posted 01/03/2014 07:37 AM

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