Category: Contemplation

a few snowflakes fall

a few snowflakes fall
and now many –
April in Wisconsin –
and somehow
the silence
seems right
on the day before

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I’ve also been wondering how I might write about different holidays, if I lived in the Southern Hemisphere.   Much would be the same, yet I wonder how the seasons would express themselves.

Thank you and poetry note

Thank you for your comments yesterday (as always).  It’s interesting to reflect upon the many ways poems are inspired.  Perhaps we write from where we are.  I am mostly home now, and little details I missed before are a new source of inspiration.  Grateful.

Today I am reading Antipodes by Maureen Sudlow (2014, Steele Roberts Publishers; Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand).  She includes beautiful photos and poems.  Maureen’s site is kiwissoar flights of fancy from New Zealand.  There is a special Page for Antipodes.

During The Time

during the time
when I was unwell
and there were
many deaths
in the family
the night sky
and I became
good friends

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts:
all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime,
and in the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 42: 7-8 (KJV)