On the hill


on the hill, beneath the hill, the red fox marches



turns windows to gold

foxes to red noses

Cleveland to a Christmas card

and all the lights

to glory candles

Winter Solstice

Little Red Riding Hood

illustrated by Rata Mahatta

waiting for the snow

for red berries on white mounds

icicles glistening

Christina Rossetti wrote:

“In the bleak mid-winter

Frosty winds made moan,

Earth stood hard as iron,

Water like a stone

Snow had fallen,

snow on snow,

Snow on snow,

In the bleak mid-winter,

Long ago.”

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