Photo by New York Scugnizzo
is the firewood, brought down from the mountain.
at dusk, once the north wind settles?
Tonight, we'll stoke the cinders
watch the swirl of sparks.
Hands locked, love rekindled,
spellbound, we will dream.
From the hearth my kindling will lord
over the house, filled with the scent of Christmas.
(Translated by Anthony Molino)