22 December 2010

winter poem

oh, winter

once a snowflake fell
on my brow and I loved
it so much and I kissed
it and it was happy and called its cousins
and brothers and a web
of snow engulfed me then
I reached to love them all
and I squeezed them and they became
a spring rain and I stood perfectly
still and was a flower

nikki giovanni

13 comments:

  1. I love this. Love that her lips match her coat, and that slight smile. Happy Christmas!

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  2. Beautiful -- beautiful photo, beautiful poem. I grew up reading Nikki Giovanni and always get a thrill when someone references her.

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  3. Beautiful poem, I adore Nikki Giovanni

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  4. delightful photo (petal lips..awww) and beautiful poem. thanks for sharing all the goodness and MERRY Christmas!

    Jennifer Allison

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  5. Such a sweet pic and pretty poem.
    I used to read poetry but have not for years until this last year.
    There is something about the art of poetry isn't there?

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  6. One of my favourite photos you've ever taken. Seriously.

    (Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, friend.)

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  7. So sweet, I love the expression on Ava's face...so so sweet

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  8. I love this poem and I love this picture so much. I saw it on habit and just stared at it forever. It's perfect. :) Merry Christmas!

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  9. This is magical! Soft and vibrant at the same time.

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  10. Have I told you lately how much I adore you?
    Seriously, you inspire me beyond words.
    Hope your Christmas was merry & bright, my friend.
    Love, love.xo

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