Midnight Clear choka

a clear winter night
millions of stars sparkled
against the black sky
gentle snowflakes float to earth
land on noble fir
where mouse and rabbit huddle
from the distant town
sounds of voices joined in song
float across the fields
notes of joy, peace, hopefulness
echo through the air
the stars shine brighter and
the tree stands prouder
mouse and rabbit sleep soundly
undisturbed this silent night

© Candace Kubinec