Winter and I

Posted: February 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

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













  1. dani says:

    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. j says:

    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. Thanks’ Diane. It’s a poem about winter, I intentionally tried to evoke a winter feeling with the words. You got it. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment. All is well.

  4. Diane_Can says:

    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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