Give me a feather bed
to lounge the winter in
and a down duvet
to snuggle to my ear.
I hear the snow
will be deep this year
and the dark-eyed nights full of frost.
I will be at home
safe as a cygnet
swathed in swoons of swan down.
I will enjoy the snow
through the curtain, beyond the window,
muffling and hiding my home.
I will hear the rain
tinkling and tickling the trees,
the dark trees
beyond the pool of my light.
I have serious business to undertake,
in my folds, in my feather-nest,
dreaming the spring into being.