Art is My Religion

February 6, 2010

Winter’s Fast Approach

Filed under: art,poetry — Michele Spector @ 6:36 pm
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By Michele Spector

Winter fast approaches,

Intends to swath me in,

Soft, most appealing dreams,

But I ache for the warmth,

Dazzling sunbeam’s display,

Carried on sighing breeze,

Vowing fair tomorrows,

To alter darkest mood,

But I dare to linger,

Challenging the long freeze,

It draws me deeper still,

To forgetful places,

At the drawing of day.

I wrote this when the last of the fall leaves crunched beneath my feet on my little walks. I noticed thousands of acorns blanketing the ground and remembered that that predicts snowy weather. I mentally prepared myself for what was to come. Aside from the fact I can breathe better in winter, I don’t really care for it. I love the sun, but don’t worship it, and relish a garden to play in.  While it is blizzarding outside my door, its quiet. Millions of individual ice crystals are filling every nook and cranny, insulating all the exposed parts of my door and windows, and the house is less drafty. Everyone else is huddled comfortably inside, no doubt imbibing hot chocolate, enjoying cups of homemade soup, or involved in this or that. I watch it like an old movie, look forward to spring, and the brightly colored wash of things that grow.

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8 Comments »

  1. Good Morning,
    I have an award 4 u, check it out 😉

    http://nohaemile.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/sunshine-award-from-sweetest-jingle-ever/

    Comment by nanno1982 — February 7, 2010 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  2. Hi Michele 🙂
    Wow… a most beautiful poem… thoughtful, full of imagery and creative expression. I love the narrative and my eyes linger on the feeling that is evinced in the following lines:

    But I ache for the warmth,

    Dazzling sunbeam’s display,

    Carried on sighing breeze,

    Vowing fair tomorrows,

    To alter darkest mood,

    ..and in your closing narrative I emphasize very much with your feelings as you say (part quote):

    “I watch it like an old movie, look forward to spring, and the brightly colored wash of things that grow. ”

    I too long for Spring and though I can get away from Winter, briefly, through traveling, Winter holds its dominion where I am until March arrives with all the signs of new life bursting forth in flower and from wildlife. I have written many poems about Spring and Summer. I long for Winter to be gone…. but already I see the days becoming longer and signs of change, even though they are as yet very small signs, happening in my backyard.

    I’m glad you posted on my pages at http://poettraveler.wordpress.com/2010/02/07/the-labyrinth-is-wide-and-long-2/#comment-433 – thank you deeply… and warmest congrats on receiving an award. There are beautiful poets/writers in this community and nanno is among the most outstanding ones. She is a truly wonderful poet/writer, and all others I have had the honour to meet are amazing and remarkable people too. It’s good to be part of the UNITY that brings us all together.

    Best wishes
    🙂

    Comment by PoetTraveler — February 8, 2010 @ 4:28 pm | Reply

  3. your old poems are cool,

    I would love to have your talent shared…

    Comment by Jingle — October 11, 2010 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  4. I also always look forward to Spring…(which has arrived) but you would never say as it’s been raining here for the last 2 weeks nonstop. Such beautiful words and images evoked…I felt it very much. Thanks for linking with Potluck my friend xx

    Comment by buttercup600 — October 12, 2010 @ 4:51 am | Reply

  5. “At the drawing of the day.”

    Since Art is your religion,
    that was a superb way to end this one up.

    I liked it. 🙂 Nice to meet you!
    Peace, Uncle Tree

    Comment by Uncle Tree — October 12, 2010 @ 11:45 am | Reply

    • Thanks. I’m so glad you liked it! I actually have read it in a while. Glad you stopped by!

      Comment by Michele Spector — October 13, 2010 @ 5:38 pm | Reply

  6. with such wonderful imagery i have a hard time beieving the places could be forgetful…smiles.

    Comment by brian — October 12, 2010 @ 5:54 pm | Reply


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