|Houghton Hall Park 5th Jan 2017|
The sun begins its walk in the park
unsullied by the night;
stealthy and quiet,
it begins its colouring.
Silhouetted trees grab the light first -
head of the queue
releasing birds from the grip of darkness
and gripping sunlight instead.
Tinseled outlines of frost,
the sprinkled fairy-dust of chill
in their branches,
a phantasm in transit
the last protagonist
in the conflict of light.