Monday, January 31, 2011

A Longing for Spring

She stayed inside the house
wrapped tight inside a fleece blanket
with winter at her door
she refused to go outside yet.

Jack brought his yearly frost
and laid it nearby her windows
she refused to accept
his gift of the icy arrows.

He tried and tried for months
to grasp hold of her attention
seeking to win her favor
with snowy manipulation.

But she adored the sun
basking in its bright earthly glow
so she sat in longing
for the warm star's returning show.

Near the month of April
Jack Frost went away defeated
taking the ice and snow
leaving the flowers and greens repleted.

So her smile bloomed again
when the earth blossomed in color
her blanket slid away
As she amused at spring's wonder.
**The winter blues were just about to do me in, and then we had sixty degrees the last few days!  I think I might just make it to spring :).  I wish they made a Tylenol for spring fever!
**I'm linking up to One Stop Poetry form-Ballads; thought I would give it a shot.  I'm also linking up to Magpie Tales 50- an awesome place for writers to hone their skills, just write, and enjoy other creative pieces.  Oh, and it's hosted by Willow.  So now for the first time in over a month, I'm going to spend some time reading a few Magpie Tales...sometimes it's so nice to have a free moment or two :)  Happy Monday, All. 

Sunday, January 30, 2011


loneliness smells like
the bones of decay;
it flurries about
setting out to betray
the heart that
seeks a hand
and two sets of
footprints in the sand.

**this is a post for Sunday 160 hosted weekly by Monkey Man (what can you say in 160 characters including spaces?)  and I'm also linking up for One Shoot Sunday's photo prompt.  Find the link here.