Love in Winter – a poem

It is easier by far to fall in love in winter.

Beneath a sodium street lamp in the cold

Or beneath the bare branches of a birch tree,

Couples confess their feelings more freely.

We look for comfort and we often find it –

Sometimes only for the one night

Or for a momentary glance on the train.

We’ve been longing to walk hand in gloved hand

Along a river bank strung with lights,

To utter clouds of warm affection on cold nights,

To sit before a fire with head on shoulder warming our feet.

It is easier for love to blossom in winter with visions this sweet.

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