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dear winter

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

 

dear winter,

 

the spell you cast

has rendered trees naked.

 

water licks beneath the ice

the world is still.

 

the howling wind swallows

the sun beams.

 

the biting cold seeps

under earth’s skin.

 

abbreviated days.

premature nightfalls.

tempestuous ocean waves.

the viral frost.

the shed warmth.

 

but dear winter,

 

we will decorate the grim days

with our ornaments of fervor,

 

with lights of new beginnings

with gifts of being,

 

maybe christmas was carved

into your frank heart,

 

to shelter our humanity

from the motionless anticipation:

 

life will spring again

 

 

how are you doing this winter?

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. I’m doing better than I deserve, Em, how about you?

    1. Better than I though I would, so I am grateful 🙂

  2. better than expected. I managed to keep my depression at bay and stay out of the psych ward! I am so proud of that achievement!

    1. Hope that your fall/winter is still going good. I am proud of you too! We will kick depression’s butt!

  3. Brava! Well written.

    1. Thank you x

  4. One of the many things we miss in the tropics … winter.

    1. I wish I was living in the tropic, could do without miserable 6 months!

  5. This is a very well-written poem; I just love these two lines:

    “abbreviated days.

    premature nightfalls.”

    As for myself, winter is my favorite time of year. In fact, for years I’ve considered moving further north, to an area where snowfall is more reliable.

    1. Oh yea, I remember that you like snow and winter. It must be amazing to be you in this season! 🙂

      1. Haha yea, this is my “power time,” so-to-say. I do admit though that by the time April rolls around, I’m ready for some warm weather.

        1. Can’t wait for spring!

  6. Estisisme says:

    When I was living in country that has winter, I often has abundance of inspiration every time the winter come. And voila.. A poetry has been written.

    1. We mostly get rain here, maybe I’d be more inspired by snow! haha

  7. Lovely read! I was going to nominate you for my next Sunshine Blogger Award post on Wednesday. Might you be interested in taking part?

    1. I’m so sorry I am late to this, I was away from my virtual world for a while. Still very grateful that you thought of me, thank you x

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