Coal-warmth creates ease from eve-gloom
drizzle-wind, frost and face-sting skin-pierce
driven-drizzle blast weather.
Thermal ticks of stove-warmtn metal-clicks
promise heat and unguent to pink-red
The afternoon's gone, the light's fading fast.
Damp wool and sodden fleece
tell of walking in the wilds.
The dog's mud-caked and happy to be free,
for shrieks of "not in here!" and frenzied ticking feet.
Warm mugs of chocolate
fire smiles and rosy cheeks.
God blesses us with winter,
even if the weather's not at all good.