during the season of long nights
when we fill our coastal villages with
Wreaths All Red and Green,
Decorated Evergreen Trees,
Fake Candles and~~ Sales. Lots of Sales!
Music on the radio and in shops
fills quiet air with songs
Jingle Bell Rock and Silver Bells,
White Christmas and Winter Wonderland...
Meanwhile I take a break,
stopping for a cup of hot soup
in the back café of
Beyond the Sea at Lincolnville Beach.
I stare out the back window and sketch...
Only quiet colors here,
of a low tide
where the sand meets the woods beyond...
Those are ducks...
They are slower and quieter than people
at this time of year...
May you have a serene holiday season...R.