Melodious Sonnet

by Cynthia Hallen

Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above.*

While waters sleep and thirst in cold mirage
After the months of cricket-summer streams,
The northern tribes return in calumet
To flicker snow in vertigo designs.
Deliberately refining paths, the flakes
Forgive bold footprints, line the evergreens,
And risk awakening the fasting birds.
Then wind and wingtips murmur foreign words
With tongues of flame because the sky-line leans
And melts the hexahedron stars. Light breaks
Shivering in the world chat glints and shines
As spirits sing who turn to bless the day
In frost with grace: "Forget the blizzard dreams;
Love re-creates us in His own image." 

*HYMN 70 - Hymns, THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER- DAY SAINTS