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                    December Morning

        Ice frosted windows
      frame images of snow
     blown scapes of fields
      scattered with drifts
        of unmeasured heights
reaching, with the help of showering snow,

          to the clouds which threaten
                 to muffle this day
            in blankets and piles.
           But I awaken
      to the warmth of sons
      breaking open my sleep
with laughter and whispered, hidden plans,

          the sound of sleighbells.

         - James Mitchell

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