In Winter’s Belly


Set a crown of lights upon Winter’s brow,
raise energy to warm her soil,
rub sunlight on her stiff limbs,
whisper hot words into her nights,
blow your heat inside her middle,
awaken in her
your need,
your wants,
your longing
to spring.

Sing to her of your undying love;
be bird, be wild, be frozen seed…
tell all, “I’m fearless in Winter’s belly.”

(Open Link Monday 12/8/14)

Winter Solstice Moon and Stars Maiden

Warming up winter with a bit of light… and staying Creative Every Day ;-)
 

67 comments:

  1. Dear me, yes! Spring is coming, though. Winter is too short.

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    1. I don't mind winter nights, but I swear the days feel like they each are one year long!

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  2. Oh yes! Need to light a fire and get Spring up and running :D XXX

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    1. Warm Nature up until the heat gets her in the mood ;-)

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  3. Come on
    Spring!!
    Hugs

    SueAnn

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    1. *Doing a little dance and thinking about bright flowers*

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  4. So lovely! From the top of my lungs... pleaase Spring come already!!!

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    1. Miniskirts and sundresses are beginning to get depressed. Bring it on, Spring ;-)

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  5. Love it! We've had more snow the last week and I'm so over it now.
    Pretty bummed I didn't win your Grimm giveaway, I might have to order one on my own. Which one do you recommend?

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    1. Snow. Icy rain. Ice. Snow. Freaking cold. That's how things feel around here lol. Sorry about that... I don't think I could make a choice, but I will say the first six first *sigh*. The full length novel is not out yet, so you have a bit of time. Also, keep an eye on his Facebook page, for he has giveaways every now and then ;-)

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  6. Away with ye, cold winter. Bring on the time of Spring!
    Resonating poem!

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    1. You tell her Robin. I'm yearning for the song of your namesake ;-)

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  7. "Rub sunlight on her stiff limbs" -- marvelous image!

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    1. I can see the limbs stretching, shaking out the cold, and sprouting...

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  8. Hot writing! Hot! Hot! Hot!!! And the image is perfect, Magaly!

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    1. I really like Jenny's work. Her colors are so warm and I love the expressiveness of her faces, too ;-)

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  9. I love that! Perfect for today - just as I was thinking about how fed I am of being cold!

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    1. Maybe if we all wish it together, Persephone will hurry a bit and get here earlier ;-)

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  10. spring has been playing hide and seek here for the past week....but alas Old Lady Winter is a cruel and hard old bitch and is holding on as long as she can. I can relate. Oma Linda

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    1. I just saw the image of Old Lady Winter grinning a perfect glittery smile of ice, flinging her snowy hair, and cackling... I just hope she stops dancing lol

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  11. Truly fabulous!! This warmed me right up :)

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    1. Warm was the expected effect, so yay!

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  12. This is truly so beautiful ;o)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my dear crow goddess ;-)

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    2. You make me feel so good, when you call me crow goddess ;o) Love ya!

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    3. I am glad, my dear Stacy luv, 'cause I doubt I could stop. I can't look at a crow without thinking of you ;-)

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  13. Sigh. I love this. It can be difficult to connect to certain holidays down here, but this...this feels as though it planted its own seed in me. :-) Lovely, just lovely.

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    1. For me, The Return of the Lights has always been a reminder that spring is coming. I've never been able to see it on its own right, if that makes any sense. While in the Dominican Republic, I didn't celebrate the holiday. Candles were made in August, right before decorating crosses and making cute things to take to the cemetery for El Dia de los Muertos ;-)

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  14. Beautiful Words. I love it. :) <3

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    1. Glad you liked them. Hope they warmed you up a bit ;-)

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  15. Oh my goodness! That stirs my heart with the ache of desire for Spring. So beautiful and the image you chose is gorgeous. Mina

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    1. Spring on then! My work has been done. I'm trying to get Nature in the mood for mild weather and flowery things ;-)

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  16. I have a caffeine withdrawal headache, and kids screaming behind me....so I don't have much to add. But I liked your poem. :)

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    1. Caffeine headaches can be such a pain. And just remembering The Little Princess screaming while I had a headache makes me feel bad for you. Hope you're feeling better.

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  17. On Wednesday, Sofi fell asleep in the car on her way home from pre-school. Once parked, she woke to ask "Is it still winter?" (yes) "WWhhyyyyy?"

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  18. I don't mind winter as long as I can have sunlight. I love a snowfall that sits on tree branches and sparkles on banks of drifts.

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    1. I enjoy watching the snow... from the inside of the house. I even have fun running around the woods when it's snowing. It's the waiting for the train or bus, in New York City, and the driving in the black thing the snow turns into around these parts that drives me mad.

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  19. The winter solstice is the high mass of inwardness, we burrow deepest there in order to begin. Halleloo.

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    1. ...so that we can come out anew. ♥

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  20. winter is what gives such pleasure to spring

    gracias

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    1. Me has hecho sonreír, Marcoantonio.

      Thank you so much!

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  21. Beautifully warm poem especially this line "rub sunlight on her stiff limbs". :)

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    1. I'm so glad you felt it so. ♥

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  22. You've made me a bit impatient for Spring, but winter has its own beauty, as does your poem about her.

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    1. Close your eyes and conjure up birdsong and the scent of flowers... I will do the same. ;-)

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  23. Here, we long for winter. But I like the double entendre of the line, "longing to spring"

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  24. I like your anticipating winter solstice and the warmth of the returning lights. This poem has vibrant images.

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    1. I think, when it comes to Solstices (and perhaps many other things), I will always be a child.

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  25. Great grounded poem for Solstice full of rich mythology and hope.

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    1. The mythological aspects of winter holidays have always interested. Everything from the dormant Earth Mother awaiting spring, to Krampus bringing mayhem or goodies, to the birth of the child Christ. So much jolly fun to be had.

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  26. Winter is not my favorite season. As much as I love the changes in season, I'm ready for winter 2 weeks after it starts. I like how this poem makes me appreciate the cold season while acknowledging the longing for warmer times.

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    1. I like winter away from the city. Here is just not the same...

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  27. I feel myself trapped in winter's bell... I would love to feel a whiff of spring.. but alas we are still sinking. Wonderful words.

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    1. ...sinking in sleet and cold.

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  28. winter comes, and all w want is spring!!!


    focused implementation

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    1. And when the summer is roasting us, we want fall. We are such silly creatures, aren't we?

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  29. One can make the best of it despite the cold. Spring is certainly yearned for. Wonderful lines Magaly!

    Hank

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    1. Oo, I love this, Magaly! Especially "be bird, be wild, be frozen seed." I just wrote a winter poem myself. Love yours!!!!!

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    2. That's the spirit, Hank!

      @Sherry, can't wait to read your poem. I bet I will love your words for winter. ♥

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  30. Without winter, there would be no spring. Liked "be bird, be wild, be frozen seed."

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  31. I like this very much. I, too, am looking forward to spring. :)

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    1. New York City is currently under a thin coat of snow... But it doesn't keep from thinking about spring.

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