In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?

* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED

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Awaiting Winter's Flight

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Against the sky, the white, white sky
The trees are bare and dark
But even they wear coats of snow
To blend their silhouette mark
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The standing forms are shivering
Do they enjoy such cold?
Do they remember sunny warmth
Or winter want to hold?
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Do sky and earth forget their heat
Their life and colors bright?
Or are they yearning for it now
Awaiting winter's flight
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Perhaps the winter's rest is peace
It's quite a pretty sight
And while they wait for spring, they rest
Enjoying winter's fight
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When all is white and flowers dead
One chuckles to himself
He knows that summer will return
And flowers line the shelf
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The earth says "very pretty" to
The ferny frost when seen
"But from my breast will soon unfurl
The same in brilliant green."
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The snowflake: "There is nothing like
Me seen in summer's sun
But when he comes I help to bring
A drink to everyone."
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So patience, creature, tree and earth
Enjoy the beauty well
And for the color, life and heat
We wait and of it tell
by Olivia 2009?

3 comments:

Kat said...

Oh, lovely, Olivia!

Natalie said...

Beautiful! I love the line:
"But from my breast will soon unfurl
The same in brilliant green."

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely...