I Love to Walk in Softly Falling Snow (Villanelle)

I love to walk in softly falling snow,
And watch the earth fill up with downy flake;
It lifts my soul and sets my heart aglow!

And even though the burning embers glow,
I don my coat and hat and take a break;
I love to walk in softly falling snow.

The peace that in the silent night does grow,
Restores my heart and drives away the ache;
It lifts my soul and sets my heart aglow!

It matters not whereto my path may go,
Near homes, in woods, or down along the lake;
I love to walk in softly falling snow.

There’s much that I am willing to forego,
To take in nature’s beauty and partake;
It lifts my soul and sets my heart aglow!

And when I walk with you, you need to know;
I’m never more alive or wide awake!
I love to walk in softly falling snow,
It lifts my soul and sets my heart aglow!