Warmer Weather coming




Puffed up against the cold, feathered friends await the spring sun.

Packed up the Christmas tree, I can’t help but wonder where next we’ll be.

Minus 20 seems warm after weeks of 30 below: winter woes.

Frozen ears, tail and feet, wincing at his pain. He purrs. He is alive.

Fight the cold. Fight the faltering of faith. Live to seek the sun. The Son.

Warmer weather coming. A promise on a radar map. Skeptic waits.

Much to be done. Little desire to do. The battle rages inside.

Jack’s compass I need to see, my heart’s longing to lead me – but where?


A little late to the pub for the post holiday season #OLN (Open Link Night) for dVerse. Stop by and read some poetry. Share your own. Leave love. Always leave love.



  1. Glenn Buttkus said,

    January 8, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Hard for the few of us spared from the below zero ice box this winter to fully appreciate the grit it requires to deal with it; brave souls you are; hopefully your animals fared well, & the kids; yes, the warmth of the hearth does spawn lethargy, and cabin fever spawns SAD; but your poetics are strong; thanks.

  2. Glenn Buttkus said,

    January 8, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Can you believe I’m #1; boy howdy! Over at dVerse, coming late usually means less commenting, but that does not diminish the goodness of your offering.

  3. claudia said,

    January 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    smiles… our christmas tree is still up… usually it stays until my birthday but this year we just don’t wanna put it down cause it’s still so beautiful and fresh… sigh… following the heart… something we have to re-learn i guess… and i love that pic of that fluffy birds..so cute…

  4. tigerbrite said,

    January 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    I think we all feel like this at the winter solstice, although not everyone is as cold as you. A time for hibernation and reflection as the wheel turns past nadir into lighter days.

  5. brian miller said,

    January 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    ha. its hard to get motivated a bit when your number one priority is to stay warm….smiles…endurance though, it develops as long as we keep that goal out in front of us….

  6. January 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Can’t be easy to be a little bird the tough winter days… They need plenty of new food.

  7. Mary said,

    January 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Ha, those birds aren’t the only creatures waiting for the spring sun!! Wish humans could puff up for warmth a bit like that. Smiles. You’re right, -20 seems warm compared to -30. I was just thinking that today. It is +3 here, and I feel like it is a heatwave. I like seeking the sun & the Son!

  8. grapeling said,

    January 8, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    dang, if -20 looks warm – whoosh. I do wonder about the creatures… ~

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