“A Cool Winter’s Night” Free Verse by Athanasios Pallas

Athanasios Pallas

Once on a cool winter night

I sat by the fire

Reading my book with delight,

How I loved the letters

The pages

The smell of ink as I flipped through each chapter

One after the other

Until the pages ended.

And I look out to the window,

Watching the snow fall with contemptment

I rise from my chair and walked towards

The window,

As I looked out I saw the snow fall

And fall and fall.

The night was warm and happy,

And I as light as air,

Filled with peace of mind

In my swirling thoughts.