Thursday, January 12, 2017

Poetry Thursday - Hibernating

Where does it come from,
this deep desire to hibernate through the month of January?
Others may joyfully leap into the cold morning air,
grab their skis and poles and head for the hills...
but not I.

I have three layers on,
beneath this old sweater,
two pairs of socks to squeeze into the boots.
I bribe myself through chore time with
promises of hot tea and a lazy hour near the fire.

I have to give myself pep talks
before making the morning commute.
My modern side, woman of the 21st century that I am,
encourages year round mobility;
"Shrug it off," she says, "dive in, be strong."

My inner-bear,
     my sleepy
pours another streaming mug of tea,
grabs a book or maybe three,
curls up on the couch,
beneath a cozy quilt,
and ignores the call to action.

It is winter.

Let us rest,
                    and patiently wait for spring.


Sandra said...

What a lovely poem! I have to say that I rather agree with you and feel the need for snugness and enjoying all the delicious things I love, like reading and crochet, gentle music and good films from time to time!

Out on the prairie said...

A tough day today, just getting out of my layers wishing I had a remote on my coffee pot. We were going to release a rehabbed Horned Owl, but temps prohibit it until next month.Lovely verse to share.

Nan said...

I like those words - 'rest' and 'restore.' If not now, then when?

Marcie said...

Steve, Stay warm. The owl will probably be glad to wait for warmer days too!

Nan, Thank you. I agree! Now is the time. :)

Marcie said...

Sandra, Thank you! Those sound like perfect ways to spend the quiet hours indoors!

Cat Lover said...

Wonderful poem! Describes exactly how I feel.

My Journey To Mindfulness said...

is what I need

thank you for your words..

Pom Pom said...

I agree! January should be snug. The snow is falling here but not sticking. Pot roast for dinner. I hope you are having a cozy day, good M!

Marcie said...

Ernestine, You are welcome. :)

Pom, This was a traveling weekend for me, thus no Sunday Stroll, no homebody hours... but now that I am home, and the fire is lit in the woodstove, I am getting cozy again. :D

Thank you both for visiting.