Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Darkness of Winter


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The dark of winter
Creeps over daylight hours
Warm surf is a dream

Darkness of winter
Settles on desolate fields
Thought is a hunter

I find strange comfort
As the darkness of winter
Lures me to firelight


Janet~

10 comments:

  1. Yes, Janet, thank goodness for firelight which gives the cold of winter warmth for body and soul!

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  2. Yes, I'm going there now...even if it is to watch hockey...there was a minor feud in the house tonight..females wanted to watch It's a Beautiful Life...males Hockey.

    Males are watching hockey; a Saturday night tradition which we had no chance to interfere with:((

    I told my girls we'll get the movie at the library and watch it some other night.

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  3. We write about the darkness of winter. Here it's the darkness of summer....a big black cloud heralds a storm and I have to go out! Enjoy your firelight!

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  4. There is an old Czech fairytale I read recently... Marusa and the Twelve Months... Marusa is sent out in the dead of winter to find violets, strawberries, and apples... and each time she finds her way to a circle of 12 men sitting around a fire, and they grant her requests because she's humble (her evil step-mother and step-sister go out seeking the apples and never return)... that story is what I envisioned when I read your poem :)

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  5. keep dreaming warmth in darkness of winter.

    Cheers.

    :)

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  6. I love the comfort of firelight as well ... wishing I was sitting in front of a roaring fire now ... as I am cold from head to toe ... winter storm pushing through!! Nicelhy done!

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  7. I like the lure of firelight. It helps to burn up winter's cold and replace it with warmth, not to mention toasted marshmallows.

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  8. You guys are all so very kind. thank-you so much...and that being said, it is snowing and I am going to curl up at the fire with a good book~ Cheers.

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  9. thought is a hunter... I like these words...
    We dont have winter here in Indonesia, but I was once in four seasons country and felt the winter... it recalls my memory of snow and minus degree... :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  10. Obviously winter in Canada is cold too!

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