Winter

Listen, this is it: Solstice for the year
Days shall begin to lengthen now             even if
The coldest winds are ahead of us
Do not be depressed by the sky scraping the ground
Shivers that twist your shoulders like ague
By the thought it is only June
Do not let the weatherman cloud your mood:
Your life can be an everlasting cauldron of ideas
The juiciest creativity can be tasted in August
When people huddle together for survival and
Pain connects us with what it means to be alive
And clarity surges like a rising tide
Against the jetsam of insoluble delusion:
A roaring and an uncowed life

19 comments

  1. Pure, unvarnished power…again…from you Vera. I don’t know what else to say…

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    1. You don’t have to say anything else, Bill. 🙂

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      1. Actually… I do. Your work captivates me and keeps bringing me back. Can’t help myself! 😃

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        1. Yes, I find myself falling into that habit with yours, too.

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        2. Then we must both agree that our mutual afflictions are a good thing, yes? 😀

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        3. Never mind the de facto self-praise, yes.

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        4. Okay, then it’s a deal! I hope you have a wonderful evening!

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        5. Have a lovely day, Bill.

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        6. Thanks Vera!

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  2. And here, it is the longest day of the year 🙂

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  3. Gosh, Vera….You just gave my world a shiver and shift. It’s REALLY hot here right now, and the day You posted this lovely poem was our Summer solstice! I was playing in the bath water warm ocean with my sister trying to ride waves that were too hot to form. You’ve caught me up in a whirlwind of “It’s all happening!!!” right now. It’s all happening. I love this poem for so many reasons. Winter often finds me feeling the way whoever You are speaking to feels. I hope I remember this poem come our winter. Truly lovely. Sending You waves of warmth, sunlight and love!!! ☀️🐬😊

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    1. Thank you, thank you!!

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      1. I love that!!!! I just got an image of You standing on a stage, bowing like a rock star! “Thank you, thank you!!!” 😄 Huge hugs! ❤️

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        1. This has made me chuckle non-stop. Katy, you are unbelievable. Your talent is boundless. ❤

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        2. Yay! That makes me so happy! And….gotta do it because it’s true…,”You’re talkin’ ’bout Yourself now!” 🤗💖☀️

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        3. Hey, are you sure you are not infringing on a patent by using that phrase so many times? 🙂

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        4. Rut-roh and yikes! You may be onto something there. I am in trouble anyway for eating my man’s boiled peanuts and sneaking his ice cream! Now this!!! 😳🤣 What, oh what have I become?!!! 😄

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        5. Ha… you are a gorgeous girl. ❤

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        6. 🤗💖☀️!!!

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