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


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

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

  3. Beautiful poem, I adore Nikki Giovanni

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

    Jennifer Allison

  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?

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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