Bones Full of Winter


Bones full of Winter’s darkness,
sparkling in chills.
Face pilfered by frosty bites,
oned…glaciated …
beaten…

no, not beaten, never that; just
hibernating within dark pink thoughts,
sipping April Showers by the glass half full,
filling the womb fertile,
burning the heart with ice,
brewing cold yesterdays into warm tomorrows.
Cradled in January’s arms, waiting…
to Spring.
 

for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Open Link Monday – Dec. 1, 2014)

Magpie Tales 151... 
     ...and something Dark to stay Creative Every Day    

77 comments:

  1. That is how I look right now!! Trying to stay warm!
    Very cool piece!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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    1. Then we look like twins lol. My goodness, everything is frozen around here. I can't wait for spring. Flowery, warm, and cheery spring ;-)

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  2. Ha! Not good when the chill and the drink force you to the loo though :D
    Gorgeous words Magaly :D XXX

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    1. I should have title it Winter cocoon, huh? It is really cold these days, so I thought these would be good words for her. Although, every time I look at her, I think of deep sea divers and submarines. Go figure ;-)

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  3. Running out of gas in winter sucks !, this was fun

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  4. I like hibernating, sipping thoughts of Spring!

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    1. Don't we all? In my case, it's what gets me through the frigid months. The thought of warm air scented by wild flowers ;-)

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  5. That outfit just needs one more thing -- warm fuzzy slippers! If your toes are cold, all of you is cold.

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    1. "fuzzy slippers" and a snorkel ;-D

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  6. So, it's a bit chilly where you are, then? ;)

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    1. Just a little. Yesterday morning, Jacob had to pray to the Frost Gods before opening the car door. It was frozen shot, the poor thing lol

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  7. It was 8 degrees when I took the grands to school yesterday. Brrrdamncold.
    cover your toes darling girl, Oma Linda

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    1. My toes start freezing at the thought of 8 degrees. Poor babies. I remember how annoyed I was when I had to get out of bed while nature was feeling frigid ;-0

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  8. This picture is just great. The temperature just dropped to - 12 here (10 Fahrenheit) and that is exactly how I feel. I just wanna wrap myself in knit wear from head to toe. And sip on a stiff one, obviously.

    I imagine I can "feel" your chilly bodily pains through your poem. Hope you feel better soon!

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    1. I just roared at the image of you "sip[ping] on a stiff one"! I know, I know what you mean, but I can still be dirty lol

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  9. Oh the cold! This morning begun with a horrific storm. The wind, the lightenings, the rain. The energies was amazing but i have to redo laundry!
    I can't wait for the Spring, the walks and the flowers.
    Alas, it's close! Just around the corner!
    Blessings my love!

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    1. Lightening and laundry, what a combo. You've made me think of home (in the Dominican Republic) watching the sky about to pour on us and running to the clothes' line to grab the laundry before everything has to be redone.

      Hope your new soul is behaving and letting mama live on ;-)

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  10. Two words: a delight.

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    1. Three words: muchas gracias, señor ;-)

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  11. Very creative and wonderful ~ love the photo too.

    (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. My muse is quite pleased. Thanks for the nice words ;-)

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  12. The photo is very cool and I love your words ;o)

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    1. I want a black and pink body sock, but I want matching booties, too! Maybe shaped as crows, or skulls, or creepy daisies... mm, mm, the possibilities ;-)

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  13. Love the words. They are beautiful. The picture is great. Where can I find a sweater like that. :) LOL!!

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    1. No idea where you can find a body sock like the one in the picture. If you do, I want one, too ;-)

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  14. So wonderful! Especially the part about sipping April Showers :)

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    1. April Showers, warm and sweet, so that we can rain deliciously in the spring to come. Yum ;-)

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  15. Enjoyed the imagery - felt the cold. Now looking for my fuzzy socks. Wish I could drink some hot cocoa.

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    1. I think I'm going to have some hot cocoa right now. Although my dad says that what I drink is liquid candy bar, yeah, I make it that thick. Why can't you have some hot cocoa? If not, you can always sip on some hot Chai tea ;-)

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  16. OOOh! How I love this! Can Jacob get in that sweater with you! Ah, January, never quite described as well before. Just lovely!!!

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    1. Jacob is quite creative. He has a talent for getting inside all kinds of unlikely places ;-)

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  17. Wow.. I loved this.. Those words really get into your bones! Great work!

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    1. Hope you got something warm, sweet and delicious to get the chill out of the marrow ;-)

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  18. I was so happy when we had sunshine for 3 days...but it started raining yesterday and just doesn't want to stop!however, I enjoy the rainy weather, it makes me breath deeper..
    that knitted costume is great! imagine, someone actually had a thought and a courage to make such!

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    1. beautiful poem, Magaly...

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    2. We went backwards. We had snow and ice for about a week, and then the sun come out yesterday. Today, he is already shining, shining, shining. I can't help but smile and shine, too. Glad you liked the poem ;-)

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  19. "Brewing cold yesterdays into warm tomorrows" LOVE it. If you find someone to make you a black and pink body sock, make sure they give it footies and you let us see a picture :-)

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    1. Jacob's grandma is going to teach me how to crochet. Who knows, maybe I will end up making my own body sock and great footies, too!

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  20. 'bones full of winter', great title.
    love your words...and that crazy body sock!! ha! those toes peeking out need some cover too.

    keep warm and snug...don't chill to the bone!

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    1. I think bones and winter go well together. They are white and can be scary and beautiful, often at the same time ;-)

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  21. That is profound beauty!

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    1. "profound beauty" it is then ;-)

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  22. I know its Spring when my beard starts to grow new life forms
    I think its a hybrid Wolf /Tiger evolving right now
    I shall name it Death from Above
    so people can be like holy shit look out its one of those Death from above and everyone will look up
    and its on the ground jumping at you and eat them
    good way to weed out the stupid and dumb from the gene pool

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  23. Did this chant work last year? Because I'm losing my sense of humour about this cold. /sadface

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    1. I think it did. We got a summer, didn't we? lol

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  24. ha the winter chill, but still here in our part it hasn't yet come in its full glory!

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    1. It's not that bad around here yet. Well, it wasn't this morning. But we are supposed to get snow the day after tomorrow.

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  25. "No, not beaten ..." I like that attitude. Of course it is the right on attitude to have.
    ..

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  26. It is comforting to know that while we think of winter as dead, it isn't. She is preparing the land for spring. Lovely write, Magaly

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    1. She is certainly getting ready to spring wonderfully fresh things... in a few months.

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  27. If April Showers can be ingested in December? Lemme have another, bartender!

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  28. Exactly.. O how to hibernate instead... O if I was a bear...

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  29. I remember this picture! How well you interpreted that kind of hibernation of the soul in winter months. Hope you are keeping warm in your part of the world.

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    1. I do love how the way the internet can be so small when we walk the same circles.

      Keeping warm, while it gets colder. ;-)

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  30. Oh, that photo! Hibernating with dark pink thoughts and drinking April showers are cool images to fertilize in the warm times which surely must come again.

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  31. Bones full of Winter’s darkness,
    sparkling in chills.
    Face pilfered by frosty bites,

    Winter must be extremely bad. Sometimes the cold makes one think it was that bad. Wonderful write Magaly!

    Hank

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    1. The winter can have strange effects on people...

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  32. I mentioned to someone else, today that hibernation sounds like a treat. I think I would settle for installing myself in a comfy chair with a blanket, a book and a beverage - and staying there until Spring.

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    1. I spent a lot of time in the company of my heating pads today. It just felt right...

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  33. Fun to think of my pink thoughts hibernating. That full body pink sweater kind of freaks me out. http://looseleafnotes.com

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    1. It is a bit creepy, isn't it?

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  34. It's not even cold! Barely chilly! Hate those body sweaters...way too nervy. Don't like not being able to see clearly what walks (for lack of a more inclusive term) around me.

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    1. My blood must still be in Dominican Republic time and weather. ;-D

      Don't get me started about those kind of sweaters. I woke up throwing punches one night I went to bed wearing a similar one. I didn't like the feel of it around my legs.

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  35. "brewing cold yesterdays into warm tomorrows" Liked that a lot. AND… jumping from January to spring is a long wait - good thing that sweater looks comfy

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    1. Dreams, want and imagination have such long legs... ♥

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  36. "brewing cold yesterdays into warm tomorrows" — that's how we survive winter!
    K

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