Sunday, February 14, 2016

Heart of Winter


in heart of winter
your touch warms my waiting flesh
promises of spring waters
Budding Sycamore, 1875
 warming buds of spring
branches blossom with new hope
soft petals of bliss emerge 

sharing with Poetry Pantry
author's note: I am awaiting spring
is has been extremely cold here


pic - courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
work of John Ruskin



50 comments:

  1. Love this.. I long for spring to come and melt me too... mostly the light though

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    1. Bjorn, my exact sentiment. I had a dream about a bear a couple of nights ago. It seemed rather strange.

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  2. Such delicious warmth... I love all the seasons, but I can't lie... I'm always yearning for the kiss of spring.

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    1. Magaly - I agree there is something special about springtime when everything comes back to life after a long winter's nap.

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  3. It is sloooooowly starting to bud, and is so welcome.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      No buds here yet, just my wishful thinking :)

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    1. Hi Rosemary,

      It would be sweeter if the cold wind would settle down.

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  5. A touch to warm on even the coldest day. Be nice if it brought spring sooner too haha

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    1. Pat, it is brutally cold here..I think it was 20 below last night and tonight the same.

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  6. Ah, I can hardly wait for the emergence. I fear it will be a while yet here! Very beautifully penned.

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    1. Mary,

      The same here as the temps are frigid. I woke up wishing for a spring day.

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    1. Glad that you did..thanks for visiting..

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  8. Love the thought of spring described in your words.

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    1. Now, if spring could just spring forth I'd be much happier...

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  9. We have just celebrated "Basant Panchami"-- The festival of spring, in India, hope spring comes your place too, very soon!!

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    1. Spring doesn't arrive on the calendar until March and I am hoping that ground hog was right and it will arrive early.

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  10. I love this, and yes, we're also eagerly awaiting spring! It's been an unusually cold and snowy winter, plus, you know, everything's dead. A little color would be nice.

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    1. Good Morning, it has been brutally cold. In fact I hope my car starts up this morning so I can get to work. A little color would be nice even the sky has been gray. I guess it fits the mood. Let's paint our own sky!

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  11. I love "soft petals of bliss.."...hope this dream comes true soon...

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    1. Dreams are meant for living so hope spring arrives to add some color to the dreary landscape.

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  12. I first read it as 'worms eating my flesh' and was like whaaaat? :)

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    1. haha - That would be a big whaaat? How are you Dezzie?

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  13. That picture is beautiful :)
    Nice lines.

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    1. thank you it really seemed to compliment the mood.

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  14. I feel the need for spring.

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  15. Spring is never so cherished than in the heart of winter.

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    1. I agree in the heart of winter, the rains of spring await...

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  16. Cold here at mn too, but remember, how you feel inside....warm up yourself with good memory of spring, visit the conservatory of flowers and trees...much love to you, Truedessa!

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    1. I would really enjoy visiting a conservatory unfortunately there are none nearby.

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  17. Lovely, T. Spring, as a season, really encapsulates that "new hope" feeling.

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    1. Spring is all about new hope I think..

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  18. I can't wait for spring here too as its been very very cold ~ Love the haiku ~

    Grace

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    1. Thank Grace! Hopefully, spring will come soon..

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  19. I love how you equate the gentle touch of your lover to spring as his touch awakens all of these things in you. very nice this poem!

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  20. Beautiful. I can tell you wrote this piece.

    Oh how I miss spring....

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  21. Lovely piece of poetry. It is quite fitting for this weather. I am looking forward to those spring buds!

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    1. Ah, Spring is waiting in the backdrop of winter

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  22. Hey Truedessa!

    You can relax, for I am here and that's clear.

    Tis wondrous words doth thee write. Thine darling buds of May will soon be in sight.

    Gary

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    1. Ah, well in April the Cherry Blossoms will be bloom...

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  23. As always, your words are delicate and beautiful.

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