Winter’s Grace by the Numbers

How might I count the days?

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By the sounds of rain

On a field at night?

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Or should I tally mornings

Of fickle, teasing light,

On the edges of storms?

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Could it be the screeching egret,

High overhead in dark skies,

Framing chilling air into promises

Of frosty tinkerings.

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How might I add these days?

Where a single leaf,

Bright star fluttering,

Shuffles to rest,

To dream in the soft cradle of spring.