June 30th………“WERE THERE PEACEFUL TIMES DURING THE WINTER ON YOUR FARM IN SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA? WHAT IMPRESSED YOU DURING THOSE QUIET MOMENTS”?
POEM – “Star Smiles” created by N. Elliott Noorlun. I came across some lovely paintings of winter nighttime scenes on a farm. I mused upon the many exquisitely quiet wintertime moments I enjoyed as a boy while gazing for long periods of time at the vast diamond skies above me.
I could’ve sworn, My little boy eyes,
Could see that frozen star smile.
I knew, for a fact, That they all did wink,
As I gazed at their quiet for awhile.
With snow all around, And nary a sound,
As I stood in the frozen bliss,
While above our farm, In ethereal wonder,
Each star sent me down a kiss.
Our barn in the distance, Beckoned me,
To the warmth of bovine charm.
Yet, I gazed a bit more, To the night starshore,
Of a Winter’s beauty, There on our farm.