Christmas Eve, poetry written by Elizabeth Barton at

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

written by: Elizabeth Barton


The town empties and looks abandoned,
I have the whole place to myself;
I’m the only one enjoying the gym.
The silence is resounding and fills
Every cavity of light and air;
Stillness frames the rain-washed sky.

That is the best thing of all, the rain.
Come evening it cascades in curtains
Bringing comforting music;
And the tang of rain scent scorches
The pavement on cooled air,
Redolent perfume through welcome windows.

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