December blues

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Witch hazel, plumed with silent snow
Beckoned her shed residue of woe —
Wistfully, she glanced past her cabin
Urging sleet and ice not grind the street.
His words warmed her round December
As though an elixir of primrose blue —
‘Though days be blend of pain and bliss
know love be light in darkest of abyss.’

 

 

Photo credits: “Snow Birthed Tales”, by Jenny Leslie

Posted on Sunday Mini Challenge @ Real Toads

and posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

Comments

  1. The first two lines sing such a calming song into my heart. I love that the words match the tone I feel emanating from the cabin and its surrounding… as if saying, I know that it is cold and a tad gloomy, but I shall will warmth into being.

    Wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thank you so much for the wonderful prompt, Magaly ?

  2. Rommy says:

    Nothing can rob winter of its chill but the warmth of love. What a cozy little cabin you’ve described.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  3. Beautiful, Sanaa…..

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  4. gillena says:

    ah! the warmth of love to edge winter’s hearth, lovely write Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena❤️ so good to see you 😀

      Much love…

  5. I love that ‘Witch hazel, plumed with silent snow’, Sanaa, and the wonderful line, ‘His words warmed her round december’. Your poem ends on a hopeful note, too.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  6. Kerry O'Connor says:

    The form provides a solid frame for this wintery scene.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kerry❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  7. Jae Rose says:

    I love that elixir of primrose blue – we could all use a little of that 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Jae 😀

  8. Mary says:

    Ah, let love be the light to work its way through any darkness!

    Happy Birthday, Sanaa! Hope you have a great year.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww❤️ thank you so much, Mary 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  9. Thotpurge says:

    The opening line..plumed with snow..,is such a great image.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so glad you liked it❤️

  10. kaykuala h says:

    ‘Though days be blend of pain and bliss
    know love be light in darkest of abyss.’

    Classic ending Sanaa! Love thrives in unusual circumstances!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Hank 🙂

  11. And happy birthday, Kiddo!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aw!❤️ Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  12. Susan says:

    I think your poetry is the warm elixer that brightens the gloom, consistently. You may feel sorrow, but don’t dwell there. This poem, too, addresses that choice and shows it in the world you breathe.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aw!❤️ Thank you so much, Susan 😀 so good to see you❤️

  13. Old Egg says:

    What a delight your words were Sanaa but none better than “know love be light in darkest of abyss”, which is to true.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Robin❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  14. Truedessa says:

    I liked the two opening lines…love does ease the pain of darkness. Happy Birthday Sanaa I hope it was magical.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Truedessa❤️ it truly was a magical day 😀

  15. Rall says:

    The warmth of words staving off the winter blues. Nice !

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Rall 🙂

  16. Wendy Bourke says:

    Love the spin you gave to December love. Very creative!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy 😀 so glad you liked it❤️

  17. Margaret says:

    “His words warmed her round december
    As though an elixir of primrose blue —” …

    it’s a cold photo but it does have a warmth about it too….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, Margaret 😀

  18. Beautifully hopeful and reassuring.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary❤️ so good to see you 😀

  19. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    I’m glad to know that even in the darkest abyss there is always a speck of light.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely❤️ thanks for stopping by, MMT

  20. Elizabeth says:

    Love and light, may it always be…

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth 🙂 so glad you liked it❤️

  21. What a beautiful write Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Audrey❤️ so glad you liked it 😀

  22. ZQ says:

    Yup! by the time I get here all has been justifiably said. I like reading your “stuff” too 🙂
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, ZQ ❤️ so good to see you 🙂

  23. ladyleemanila says:

    His words warmed her round december
    As though an elixir of primrose blue —

    lovely, Sanaa 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Ladylee 🙂 so glad you liked it❤️

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