The First Snow
Sailing through the darkness
Bearded man in white
Secret smile on his face
Fur coat bordered in white lace.
Arriving via winter wind
At a placid town
Windows lit by flickering flames
Trees all bare and brown.
Then with a breath of swirling magic
Jack transforms the town,
From cold and bare and brown and dull
Into a chill'ed wonderland:
Lifeless branches bedecked in jewels
Feathery fractals embroidered on sills
Earth baptized in gleaming white
And Jack has vanished, by the night.