Won’t You Stay

Won’t you stay with me until the snow
Lies heavy on the stony ground?
Stay and tell me ancient stories
Of bird wings and soft sounds.
Teach me the ways of burrowing
Of badger and fox, deer and hound.
Tell me the sky is polished turtle shell,
A ceiling of sapphire, curved and round.
The stars only pinpoints of moonglow,
Lost in clouds of the rainbows gown.
And at the first snowflake, I will say,
No, its only dandelion fluff and  cottonwood down.
And bitter winter will be forever late
Until vernal warmth comes back around.
Won’t you stay with me until the snow
Lies heavy on the stony ground?

13 thoughts on “Won’t You Stay

  1. Oh, this one’s beautiful – so poignant and lovely. I especially enjoy “And at the first snowflake, I will say, No, its only dandelion fluff and cottonwood down” That, my friend, is such a resonant line.

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