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In the Snowy Brightness of that Moonless Night

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In the Snowy Brightness of that Moonless Night

It was the Eve of a brand new year,
so I’d gone out on my porch to say goodbye
to the prior year, having heard a blue moon should appear.
As I was looking all around me up into the sky,
no sign of a moon at all was I to spy!

Farther out from my front porch, I looked up at each slope
of mountains to the east, and it seemed as though
my spirit was now filling with new hope,
for the mountains shone so brightly, graced by day’s new snow
as Christmas lights still blinked in all the valley below.

All future things to come, which I had yet to rue,
were, in that one moment, completely out of sight.
And though I never saw a moon of blue
in the snowy brightness of that moonless night,
I reveled in the beauty of such peaceful white!

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 2/2/2014 8:59:00 PM
    A wonderful poem Andrea. I am so behind in all my reading and commenting that I feel like a sinking ship. love phyl

  1. Date: 12/28/2013 12:17:00 PM
    What skill! It's a poetic snapshot. I think the rhymes are effortless too. Seems I run into you wherever I go, blogs, contests, poems. I really appreciate your compliments.

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 3:07:00 PM
    The peaceful evening light of white in valley's filled with love. Darkness can not live inside with his light from above. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 12:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on a nice win, Andrea. I have been neglecting my writing and reading being so busy making Christmas. I will get back in the swing. Merry Christmas to you. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Winter has its joys as you so aptly note in this poem. I am back in the U.S.A. and intend to post some new poems shortly. Have a great XMAS! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Andrea, , Congratulations, sending Christmas cheers. .. love Linda <3

  1. Date: 12/23/2013 6:31:00 AM
    a pause in time Andrea lovely pen congrats on win "season's greetings" Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 2:15:00 PM
    Love this Andrea ;} I see you won with it as well , Merry Christmas Xo's

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:33:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Andrea, I got to read your wonderful poem again. I feel that you were judged a little too far down on the list.....Hugs....Roger

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 3:28:00 PM
    congrats on a fine win Andrea

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 9:06:00 AM
    Wow, you got tons of response for this one. Merry xmas and enjoy your win. BG

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 7:38:00 AM
    congrats Andrea on your winning entry in the contest, when I reopened for the day expecting one entry I suddenly had 3 new ones, glad I reopened

  1. Date: 12/20/2013 7:57:00 PM
    I do that, go out and say goodbye, sad to see another one go. Beautiful write Petal. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 4:35:00 PM
    Andrea I love of such peaceful white......You are a great poet! Merry Christmas, chuck

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 4:11:00 PM
    A very beautiful poem, Andrea. I love the wintery imagery! The words flow smoothly and effortlessly. Terrific work!...Thank you so much for all of the great comments!

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  1. Date: 12/19/2013 5:18:00 AM
    such a soothing piece:)

  1. Date: 12/19/2013 3:51:00 AM
    Dear Andrea, your poem is so beautiful. In fact, all your poems are beautiful. That is why you are one of my favorite poets.

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 10:22:00 PM
    Wonderful poem, beautiful imagery. You do so well with these difficult poetic styles.

  1. Date: 12/18/2013 8:39:00 PM
    I hope this is for Gail's contest diamonds in the snow, it would make one great entry xxx