The theme for this weekend is Brrrr Cold! Did I mention that this season in Virginia is looking like a New York winter? It is cozy indoors right now but late this afternoon snowstorm #4 or is it 5 comes my way? To prepare for another white blast, I join the Poetry Sisters' challenge, “poetry inspired by something overheard.”
Since most people are not out and about in this very cold weather, I turn to the internet for quotes and thoughts about winter in preparation for my Winter's Embrace 2022 Gallery of Artistic Expressions. I also read a mentor text by Susan Thomsen who created several found poems based on overheard conversations. Check out Susan's link here.
Photos of the Week for #WintersEmbrace2022 Gallery
Bundle Up, It's Cold Outside
Baby, it's cold outside.
Snow flurries swirl around
people's legs like house cats.
Nothing burns like the cold. It's
cold and cruel, to begin with,
but it's somehow beautiful,
sparkling like a million little suns
making our feet and fingers glow.
I wonder if the snow
loves the trees and fields
that it kisses them so gently?
Winter is the time for comfort.
Take the cold seriously.
The snow is coming!
Found poem, #PoetryPals
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My Poetry Postcards are being sent out today.
I am truly enjoying reading the postcards received from poet friends.
It's time to visit the imaginative and creative host for today's Poetry Friday, Irene Latham, here. Irene's post is filled with welcome and wisdom, her latest ArtSpeak poem, and other poetic goodness.
Image collaged by Linda Mitchell
Thank you for taking part in the game! It really was tough to find "overheards," but finding them on the radio or in the newspaper counts, too! Bundle up out there!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Tanita, for stopping by. I appreciate that you considered my work an overheard.Delete
This is definitely one of the coldest winters I can remember in Virginia. Brrrr is right! Love snow flurries swirling around people's legs like house cats. :) Stay warm!ReplyDelete
And here I was thinking that we were moving to a warmer spot, Jama. LOL! Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the cozy part of winter with tea, baked goods, good books, and beautiful snow drawings.Delete
I love this found poem, Carol; those swirling house cats, glowing feet and fingers and gentle kisses. You have smoothed the overheard into a crisp, cohesive cold-coming cry.ReplyDelete
Kat, the swirling tails of house cats reminds me of my friend's cat who just loves to cuddle up to human legs with its heavy fur and twirl its tail around. My little girls are here for 3-4 days so I took a quick break. Have a great day.Delete
Oh, yes it IS cold outside. And, pretty. What a perfect time to be inside reading your found poem and sipping cocoa. I really like that image of snow swirling around people's legs like cats. My cat is right with me now making sure I don't forget his breakfast.ReplyDelete
My little grandgirls are here for several days and I promised them a walk outside. Thanks for dropping in and stay warm.Delete
Oh, I can't get the image of a whole blizzard of cats out of head, Carol! Wonderful! I love how you stretch yourself and are always game to try something new.ReplyDelete
Laura, the thought of snowflurry flakes likened to cats' tails is so delightful-soft and picturesque. I fell in love with it.Delete
You "overheard" the perfect quotes to go along with this Bomb Cyclone of a weekend!ReplyDelete
Mary Lee, thank you for stopping by with positivity. I am never sure if my #PoetryPals response aligns with the depth of writing of the Poetry Sisters.Delete
Carol, nice! Just seeing the title of your post got "Baby, It's Cold Outside" going in my head. It's really cold here in CT and the snow is still coming down. I'm enjoying catching up with Poetry Friday.ReplyDelete
So we missed the Long Island snowstorm this year for the first time in 45 years. Enjoy reading PF posts and offering me a mentor text for the #PoetryPals challenge.Delete
Love thinking about the snow as loving the trees! Great found poem, Carol.ReplyDelete
Rose, the storm passed with minimal snow. The trees are not tipped in white so there is stark difference between the snowy lawns and the green trees. Enjoy your weekend.Delete
Stay warm - I read that the storm is supposed to be a doozy! I like your inventive take on 'overhearing', Carol. "Nothing burns like the cold." - true that!ReplyDelete
I was going over to your site when your response popped up, Bridget. Serendipity! The sun is shiny and the storm passed. Snow crunch is noted and lots of tracks but brr, it is cold!Delete
We are having an unusually cold winter in the DMV, Carol!ReplyDelete
I love your simile: "Snow flurries swirl around/ people's legs like house cats." You capture the coziness of a light snow.
Nothing burns like the cold... exactly! You sure do know snow/cold, Carol. Thank you!ReplyDelete
I was born in upstate NY and lived there until I got married and moved to Long Island. Yes, I do know snow and cold. My usual attire is in layers, Irene. Stay warm.Delete
This is beautiful! So many vivid images of the cold and snow in this poem. Thanks for sharing this with us.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Elisabeth. The sun is shining so I want to walk around outside to see what I can capture with my new iPhone camera. Stay warm.Delete
It has been an odd winter in many places, Carol, hasn't it? We are back in the frigid mid-west which has had more sub-zero temps than usual and it appears more snow as well. We are taking comfort in the fact that this week ushers in a new month - hopefully, with milder weather conditions. I'll see if I have something appropriate for your winter gallery. Thanks! Stay warm!ReplyDelete
Carol, subzero temperatures sounds extremely cold. Today, I am only in one layer so a walk outside may be a welcome change. My little grandgirls are here for 3 days so I am trying to be creative with their activities. Stay warm.Delete
I am so delighted I found your weblog, I really found you by accident,ReplyDelete
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I particularly like this poem about the bitter cold which is cruel but keeps company with much that is beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love these two lines about winter and snow Carol,ReplyDelete
"sparkling like a million little suns
making our feet and fingers glow."
It's lovely when it first falls, and I'll stop there for we're due for another snowstorm coming tonight… Thanks! ^_^