Sweet Hearts in the Cold
January in the South
©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart
Sunshine, don't tease with your wonderful warmth and shine
Bringing smiles and cheerfulness to a winter-weary heart of mine.
Sky, don't tease with that almost color of summer blue
With puffy little wisps of white that accent you.
Sea, don't tease with your beautiful, warm color inviting
When I know that you are very cold, yet so exciting!
As Pelicans dive beneath the waves to dine on seafood delight
and gulls bob up and down, such a pretty sight.
An Artist's world on a half deserted beach
Strewn with low tide shells enough for each
lone visitor to take home a treasure
As a reminder of a southern winter day that brought
joys without measure.