Valentines day is smack-dab in the middle of winter here in Wisconsin, U.S.A. What a perfect time to snuggle with your Valentines. I say Valentines plural to count ourselves as our own Valentine as well as all of our loved ones. Love is beautiful and winter with its home-fires a time to invest in our relationships and self love.

This poem was inspired by these snuggling trees and a “thread” of research I pulled by looking up the symbolism of birch. (The sideways “T” is the first letter of an old alphabet. The letter is birch.) Enjoy the poem and snuggle up dears.

loving birch trees

Ogham Celtic letter for birch treeBirch

Winter, season of love
touch, shared warmth, idle time, long nights
time for Valentines
for awakening relationships
symbol of beginnings
of renewal
first to leaf
in the coming spring
the ancients knew
birch first letter of their alphabet
in a land of coming together
the land of Babel
of many languages
language of love universal
connecting two different people
two selves
two trees
entwined into one
two become one
sharing the sun
through all seasons

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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