The darkness calls,
but these short days
are such a tribute to the light.

Today,
I watched December sunset linger
on dusted snow that lay
among the brittle yellow grass.

Pink and amber hues
spilled on to icy white
and scattered violet shades
you’d never glimpse in summer.

And I understood that light
is offered by degrees;
a spiraled gift of seasons
such as these.

Image source: https://www.deviantart.com/m-eralp/art/Winter-sunset-419289561