Winter is like a fairytale
When the world wears white clothes

Snow is a white cloth covering all the trees,
Snow is a soft blanket casing rooftops
Snow builds a child’s best friend—a snowman!

Within its bounds, families come together in the snow
Families stay warm around the wood heaters, the cozy sandali
Sweet conversations with a cup of Afghan green tea

Touching snow I feel relaxed
I feel the peace that lingers outside the house
I praise Allah for this beautiful weather He has granted us

People laugh and play in the snow
As the beauty of the season shines through its brightness
The falling snowflakes can be touched, if only for a second
It is the season of light, peace, and togetherness

By Sveto

Photo by Michael Foley