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Winter Solstice in the Wetlands

By Leah C. Stetson
‘Twas the night before Winter Solstice, when all through the wetlands
All the creatures were stirring, black ducks and herons.

Snowflakes hung over the marsh like sharp-tailed sparrows,
In ropes of white-throated flashes that decorated the narrows.

Crabs and mussels nestled, snug in eel grass beds
While fishers and foxes danced over mouse heads.

WinterSolstice in the WetlandsChipmunks in their mischief and chick-a-dees in black caps,
Hid seeds in the pines and didn’t take naps.

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