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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Girl Who Loves Winter Wakes

Snowy Dreams by Natalia Drepina
The Girl Who Loves Winter
sleeps through the summer months
Impenetrable
to the sun's assault
She dreams
of a white fox
If you look closely,
you might see her silvery whiskers
and her ivory coat,
soft as elder down
The Girl Who Loves Winter
begins to stir and stretch
She lifts her head
just as you are bringing your plants indoors
before the first frost
Lento heartbeat
quickens to restless accelerando
as she steps into the cold
The Girl Who Loves Winter
raises her head to the granite sky
Snowflakes fall on her eyelashes
like butterfly kisses
from a long lost love.

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Birthdays in January

12 comments:

Bouncin Barb said...

That is so beautiful.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Since I first read Keats' Ode to Autumn, I have loved images of seasons personified. Your wonderful descriptions here really made me happy in the reading - I could imagine the girl waking up as the rest of the world went into hibernation.

Brian Miller said...

nice bit of magic in this...i like the opposite in this....most life hibernates in winter and yet she is opposite and embraces it as well...the snow as a lovers kiss...pretty cool...

wkkortas said...

I'm getting all Caliban in trying to provide a coherent why to my wherefore, but boy howdy, do I love this piece.

Mama Zen said...

This is really beautiful.

hedgewitch said...

Yes, pure Fantasy! I do think there is much to love in winter, and you list the best of it here. I love the really luscious descriptions countered by the matter of fact placemarker"just as you bring your plants in," something I do with clockwork regularity the last possible second before the real cold snap--it is indeed the beginning of winter. Loved this, LM. Neat pic as well.

Pealogic said...

The girl who loved winter would have to be fantasy for me.

Stormcat Poetry said...

I know a woman like this . . .

Helen said...

I am a woman who does not love winter ... I did love your poem.

Heaven said...

I love your poem though I don't like winter too ~ Enjoyed this one ~

ammi roy said...

I just added this page to my favorites. I enjoy reading your posts. Tyvm!
Jeux d'amour

Fireblossom said...

This is really neat. But, where have you gone?