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  • A soul struggling
    against cold and darkness
    longs for safe refuge.

    A bitter wind howls
    across a desolate plain
    held in winter's grip.

    Snow sweeps the barrens,
    settling in powdery drifts
    that entomb the land.

    Dusk splits the dark clouds
    in a dance of fading light
    and indigo shadows.

    A downy crocus
    gathers the meager light
    of a setting sun.

    Blue petal-like sepals
    concentrate warmth to nurture
    life's delicate spark.

    Ears of the Earth hear
    fair stirrings of life beneath
    the frozen surface.
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