Friday, December 21, 2018

Poems for Winter Solstice & Winter Writing

Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Buffy's Blog for roundup.

Today starts my Christmas internet break, but before I go, I've got two oldies but goodies for you... one specifically about the winter solstice, and the other about writing in winter-- something I plan to do a lot of in the coming months! But, first: Christmas and travel and family and JOY! Wishing you joy today and all days... thanks so much for being such a lovely part of 2018!


written and posted 2014

Winter Solstice

No more hurry
hurry.

Time now for firelight
and dreaming,

for church bells
mingling

with the cold
quiet sunlight.

And somewhere
deep

inside of you

a kernel of courage
unfurling --

each day,
more light.

- Irene Latham


written and posted 2011
Writing in Winter

blades slice
easy 8s
across ice pond

You breathe
teeter
weave

arms tight
flung w i d e
tight again

just you
and your tingly
truths

your deliberate
unmittened
heart

and a whirl
of white
waiting

- Irene Latham

17 comments:

  1. I love these! I'm especially fond of the last four lines of the first poem. Happy Solstice Irene! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You sent me the Writing in Winter postcard once - and that phrase "unmittened heart" stuck with me. Perfect!

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  3. Wishing you as much 'firelight and dreaming' as you can find, Irene. Thanks for the dear poems celebrating today.

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  4. What joy I find in the way you weave words. I hope this time of writing is productive for you. Enjoy the growing light, the growing courage. Happy Holidays to you and yours...arms flung wide right into them.

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  5. Beautiful, Irene! Wishing you
    a whirlofwhite
    and each day
    more light

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  6. Thanks for the courage, Irene! Much appreciated. Happy Holidays! xo

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  7. Love your "unmittened heart" Irene And
    "a kernel of courage
    unfurling --

    each day,
    more light.

    Thanks for these lovely kernels in your poems–and "more light" each day!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family, Enjoy! xo

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  9. Thanks for the blessings of two beautiful poems today! I love each one. I wish you time to sit back and watch miracles..and enjoy!

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  10. Both poems are touching in their own ways...but I love your "unmittened heart!"

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  11. Oh if only I looked that glamorous on the ice! Instead, I'm probably flat on my bottom, or clinging for dear life to the side of the rink. ;-)

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  12. Happy Solstice! Happy Winter Writing! Happy Christmas and travel and family and love!

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  13. Oh my oh my:
    "just you
    and your tingly
    truths

    your deliberate
    unmittened
    heart"

    That is so lovely, so *uietly powerful. You are now excused to percolate more light during your internet hiatus. Enjoy!

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  15. Lots of love to my unmittened heart friend. xx

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