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And, I Will Blanket You by Susan Patterson

Monday, January 25th 2016 @ 10:34 AM

And, I Will Blanket You It is winter and time for hibernation. Turn your back to the wind. . . . - Poem, audio, and discussion by Susan Patterson

 

 

 

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And, I Will Blanket You

It is winter and time for hibernation.
Turn your back to the wind.
Lean low and feel the
Earth cooling,
Resting from delivery.
Another year will come and her
Returning warmth will waken us.
But right now, let us bide,
Lie down and slumber at her side.

Susan Patterson
02-2011


Author Comments:
 

It seems that in every season there might be an excuse for resting.  For some reason, I often write about resting.  It could be that I am writing poetry using a broken record here, I don't know.  Well, maybe one cannot rest in spring.  How can one take it easy in a time of year named 'spring' for heaven's sake.  And, then there is summer, with its epistemology of total light.  Resting in the total light?  I don't think so.  Now, resting in autumn (fall or harvest) is difficult as well.  Clearly one should not rest during the harvest time, or there will be no food for the winter.  But resting in winter?  Well, one could always mend the nets or sharpen the saws, but really there is not much else to do. 

So why not enjoy the long evenings and cooler temperatures?  Why not lean low, metaphorically, and connect with all that is earthy?  The other times of the year you can play and work.  Hibernate now and let someone blanket you.   skp 

 

~ Susan Patterson, EarleneGrey.com

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SUSAN PATTERSON who on occasion writes under the name of Earlene Grey, is the author of two books of tea poetry, Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea and Heart to Heart-Considered Sentiments for Teatime.  She has also published a book of memoirs, Tom and Irma-Chronicles of the 1950’s.  Her latest book, Unnoticed Moments, is a collection of contemporary poetry.  Ms. Patterson posts a weekly poetry blog, The Causerie, and is a weekly guest on an international podcast from England. Her work is humorous, thoughtfully intelligent and compelling. Please visit, www.EarleneGrey.com to schedule appearances and to purchase books.

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