Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January


January

The days are short,
   The sun a spark
Hung thin between
   The dark and dark.

Fat snowy footsteps
   Track the floor.
Milk bottles burst
   Outside the door.

The river is
   A frozen place
Held still beneath
   The trees of lace.

The sky is low.
   The wind is gray.
The radiator
   Purrs all day.

~John Updike

Larrick Crosby, Nancy. Piping Down the Valleys Wild. 
New York: Delacorte Press, 1968. Print.

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