Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Solstice approaches
 autumn leaves
with wisps of winter trailing after
more potent
with each shortened day

Portion out light
ration the sun
sing down snow, like blessings
piled knee deep

Still, we doubt
instead of wonder

This is for dVerse Open Link Night, where you can go to read some amazing poems about Christmas and the like.  The picture is from my little corner in the middle of nowhere.  


  1. Would that we might take the time to enjoy the beauty of each season with awe and wonder, instead of spending our days caught up in the bustle of everyday life. This is lovely, both the poem and the picture. Thanks for sharing!

  2. knee deep blessings sound like the thing for me...smiles....i would not mind some snow as well..nice capture mary...

  3. Ginny - I think we all fall into the trap of being too busy this time of year. Thank you!

    Brian - Thanks...and blessing and lots of good stuff at ya.

  4. What a beautiful photo to illustrate your lovely words, Mary. I love the last stanza.
    Wishing you the best of the holiday season, and of the coming year.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Blessings I will take
    But the snow can go jump in a lake
    Knee deep of that crap
    Just makes me want to take a cat nap

  6. What a simply delicious poem! Give me knee-deep blessings any time.

    Thanks for commenting at my new place. I need all the help and encouragement I can get - this poetry thing is very new to me.

  7. I try to put on my altruistic concern for the well-being of others this time of year & concentrate on that...I'll see how I do.

    Your poem is lovely. And the doubt, definitely.

  8. Lovely and the picture just gorgeous !

  9. Kay - Thank you, and Merry Holidays to you too!

    Pat - lol, hope you don't hibernate...I'd miss your blog!

    Rumors - Thanks, and good luck with the blog...I really like your humor.

    FrankandMary - Always appreciate it when you stop in for a read. I hope the holidays are good for you.

    Ayala - Thanks very much.

  10. I think doubt can be an integral part of wonder some days--it alternates for me. Enjoyed both the originality here, and the soft skill with words. Merry Christmas, Mary(no puns intended, but I like the redundancy anyway.)

  11. Hedgewitch - Thanks very much, and Merry Christmas to you as well!

  12. lovely.


    Happy Holidays.

    Got talent in short fiction? check out our short story slam week 17 prompt today,

    Sample something new is a way to escape boredom,

    Hope to see you be part of our short story slam team.


    Enjoy A Blessed Winter Break.