Winter’s Dream


©2011 Cris Coleman

I look at the harsh winter sky,
and I see soft billowy clouds
floating on wisps of warm southern breezes,
rays of yellow light like arrows
gently tapping the buds of Spring,
saying, whispering,
“Wake up! Wake up!
It’s time to bring God’s love
to all the earth
to all his creations!”
And so they came forth,
unfolding their coats of many colors,
releasing their sweetness
over the gardens,
over the meadows,
over the whole earth.

I look at the cold blanket of white
stretching from horizon to horizon
and see long blades of green
slicing their way through
their brown winter’s prison,
bringing with them warmth and hope
to the human heart.

I look at the skeletal limbs
raising their arms in prayer,
crying for life and renewal,
and I see beautiful, bright winged gladness
flitting from branch to branch,
among the new greenery,
with their crystal blossomed chandeliers
inviting all to share of their joy,
bringing smiles to human faces.

I feel the cold wind
that brings death from the north
and I see two lovers
walking hand in hand,
smiling, laughing, talking,
breathing deeply
of Spring’s sweet scents and beauty,
absorbing their rainbow surroundings,
fluorescent blossoms and flowers,
warm spring breezes,
and they were satisfied
and renewed for the coming year.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lonelym.com
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 08:51:17

    yep. truly beautiful. thanks for your kind inspirational words. warmest wishes. lonely m. x

    Reply

  2. Pat Cegan
    Jan 22, 2012 @ 16:51:05

    How beautifully you paint with your words. After many years of living in a cold climate, I am so happy to be living in the tropics and having flowers all year. Never got used to those New England winters. Rainforests are my joy. hugs, pat

    Reply

    • Cris
      Jan 22, 2012 @ 23:40:16

      Thank you, Pat. I appreciate your kind words.

      Well, I’m certainly envious of your having flowers year round. Even though we’re having a mild winter in NW Missouri, it’s still too cold for flowers. 🙂

      Reply

  3. Inside the Mind of Isadora
    Jan 31, 2012 @ 19:33:55

    Sweet and delicate words creating a visual rainbow.
    Loveit ..
    Isadora

    Reply

    • Cris
      Jan 31, 2012 @ 21:53:44

      Thank you, Isadora. Those were very nice words yourself. You’re quite the adventurer. It’s nice that you’re able to do all those things . . . and enjoy them! Skydiving? Paragliding? Bungee jumping? Let’s see, how can I answer that? Not me. Uh-uh. No way! 😮

      Reply

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