Tuesday, December 21, 2010


At this time of year
it's difficult not to be still
snowfall muffles noise

Activity halts
nerves are soothed by
natures cool blanket

The fireplace draws us
to its side like Mother's arms
welcoming and warm

A cup of hot tea
can have the same affect
enjoyed with memories


Laure Ferlita said...

Thanks for a moment of "pause," Lisa!

studio lolo said...

How poetic you are today!

I love the shrouded moon anticipating a storm.

We had soft flurries this morning, now it's just bitter cold and windy. I'm hunkered in the studio though, ready to create.

:) ♥

Ramesh Sood said...

Not snow.. but you remind of chilly winters of Punjab..India.. oh I miss them so much..

Quiet Paths said...

What a beautiful post. The verses soothed me simply by reading them and looking at your photo. Happy Solsticee, Lisa.

Linda Jacobs said...

Very peaceful! I like how you compare the fireplace to mother's arms. And, yes, memories, stirred into tea, make it so much better.

Anonymous said...

Wow wonderfully written .. simple and beautiful
But dont you think the first para and the second make a slightly contradictory statement

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sukipoet said...

lovely and I think you forgot the "not" Not difficult to be still

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Suki, I added not. Maybe that will make more sense.

Achalkothari, you are right it does contradict itself. I just followed my thoughts on this one without thinking about what exactly I was writing. How is that for contradiction?. :)

Bren Haas said...

I love this... wonderful moment you have captured.

Julie said...

Beautiful poem, Lisa! I am sitting here enjoying a cup of hot tea while reading it! Thanks!!!

Mim said...

That's beautiful Lisa - very calming.

Margaret Ann said...

Mmmmm...simply lovely...both your words and this image...Peace...♥

Katiejane said...

I love moments like these best. Time for reflection. Time for thankfulness.

SandyCarlson said...

I missed this previously. What a gem, Lisa. Thanks.