Winter and I

The degrees drop

The wind bites

The days so short

And long the nights

*******

Bones feel brittle

And ache with pain

The body reacts

With strengh to sustain

*****

Awaken slowly

Shuffling along

Sipping hot coffee

With a desire to prolong

*****

Push into the day

That beckons ahead

When push comes to shove

I’d rather go back to bed

******

Obligations to meet

I’m the responsible one

So much to do

Before anything fun

*****

A simple routine

Excecuted with care

Washing and sweeping

And cooking with flair

*****

Me and my apron

One and the same

I don it each day

With more pride than shame

******

Too cold to go out

That’s one excuse

No one to go with

With me, the recluse

*****

It’s not ordinary

Nor boring or dull

What I do with my life

Keeps me quite full

*****

A winter’s night

A dreary season

Offset with scents

To adjust my reason

*****

Baked goods galore

Candles alight

Gloom on the outside

Yet inside so bright

******

Winter and I

We get along well

I’m a homebody you know

With few dreams to quell

February 21, 2013

Coventry CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Winter and I

  1. this made me think how right in the middle of winter is my favorite holiday ~ Christmas, with good food, family, friends, love ~ surrounded by cold and forced isolation for months and nothing growing, just frozen.

    of course, i live in the desert where the weather is fair, but it feels like winter in my soul sometimes, you know what i mean?

    beautifully written, Jo! xoxox

  2. I like that despite the brittle bones that ache and all the things to do before “fun,” in the end, your fondness for winter is what comes through.

    • I love that you understand j. It’s all a part of winter and how it makes me feel. A season of being indoors, doing indoor things. A perfect match for a homebody like me. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  3. You’re quite the writer Joanne. I could feel so much of the feeling of this poem. <Hard to explain.
    : ) Hope all is okay with you.

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