Plunge into winter

Plunge into winter.jpg
Plunge into winter
by Dawn Anderson

Plunge into winter
Shake off the stink of summer
and log those snowy miles.
Whether it is knee deep
in cascade fluff on snow shoes
or ditch banging on snowmobile in da UP.

Snow is a kind of annual baptism,
a washing away of the aging of the year
in preparation for a fresh new year
of playful youthfulness, joy, friendship
and strengthening of the body and soul.

So strap on those skis, cross-country or downhill,
doesn’t matter,
just plunge into winter,
commune with the blanketed trees,
breathe in gulps of crisp dry air
under a blue-gray sky
for our rebirth,
our rechristening,
to not succumb to a serious grown up life
as we capture and hold that youthful joy of snow.

Advertisements

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
This entry was posted in Oregon, Wisconsin and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s