first night of winter

october moondusk darkens early
the air
smelling of wood smoke
and sleet
we walk the evening path
our breath mingling
creates tiny snowflakes
that rise in the north wind
delicate ice crystals
float with sparks
from the solstice fire
bright little boats on a celestial sea
rising embers sailing across the deep blue
ocean of stars
sparkling bright in the first winter night

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