An occasional wind reminds me that a frozen grip is not that far away;
Springtime thoughts create sunny visions ~ yet bare branches inside the cloudy day lead to dismay.
I recall religion, and how new beginnings sprout all around us;
With snow today, though, indoor imprisonment is all we discuss.
Snowmen in January are usually jolly fellows indeed!
During Winter's daylight they hint an early thaw is all I need.
In the lateness of the night, their return is matched with a silent stare;
Like ghosts at one last haunting - gloom returns and is everywhere.
Springtime - SPRING! but where have you gone;
It's gray and it's cold again ~ as nature retreats and leaves us all alone.
Sneezing and wheezing we retreat back to the fires;
Can't we plant our gardens, and remember the sunny warmth that inspires...!
Christmastime was full of delight, with the scents of pine and snow at our nose;
We skated the pond during carefree times with the family - 'til it gave frostbite to our toes.
Mostly now we'd prefer to hear birds chirping to the smell of fresh blooms;
Sadly the doorknobs are frozen ~ and we're staying stuck in our rooms.
With no need for tears, that shall only freeze up our eyes;
Let's help our seeds grow, for the garden, to a very large size.
The friendly snowmen can be asked to come back again;
More fun Holidays are coming - and they'll let us know when....