Today Patti Digh called her blog Poetry Wednesdays and it gave me the idea for this.
We have had FOUR days of sunshine in Owen Sound and Juno came nowhere near. But my cousin, Dawn Walker lives in Saugus, Massachusets and they got whacked. I’ve shared this poem at Page to Stage and it seemed to resonate with the adjudicators so I’m putting my neck out and sharing it with you.
It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day so I’m going to be brave and share how I deal with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) which descends upon me here where winter seems to imprison me.
But we’ve had FOUR days of sunshine and this morning a winged fellow was singing his heart out and I know that Spring will come…will come…will come. Just because.
Because Creator smiled;
Because the stars aligned;
Because our paths finally connected.
Because Gord forgot,
there was an R in his name;
Because failure crushed me.
Because your eyes sparkled;
Because I threw down a gauntlet;
Because I didn’t really think you would;
Because you did.
Because backing out was unthinkable;
Because I made a promise long ago.
Because we persist.
We shovel snow …
upon snow …
susanna suchak January 10, 2015