After a 25 year career as an interventional cardiologist I retired in January 2017. One of a number of new adventures for me is poetry writing. I have been an avid reader for years, and in a previous life I was an English major. I live in Neenah, WI., with my wife, two sons, and two Labrador retrievers.
I lift mine eyes unto the hills,
from whence cometh the tree that
gave of the wood for this fire,
and the gift of this pitch-crackling,
dog-snoring, soul-warming, winter
moment of peace.
Lord, Master of beauty and this moment,
thank you for bringing me here.
You have come to my rescue again and again.
You know my comings and goings.
May I be eternally grateful.
© 2018 Fredric Hildebrand
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