We want the spring to come


We want the spring to come
and the winter to pass.
We want whoever to call
or not call,
a letter,
a kiss —
we want more and more and then more of it.
But there are moments,
when I catch a glimpse of myself in the window glass,
say, the window of the corner video store,
and I’m gripped by a cherishing so deep
for my own blowing hair,
chapped face,
and unbuttoned coat that I’m speechless:
I am living …

~ Marie Howe


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  1. YES. This was a gift for me this morning – thank you.


  2. and those are the moments when you feel it most – but – i would realllllllllllllly like to feel spring too, sooner , rather than later )


  3. True enough….There’s nothing better than a chilly blast of arctic air up your pants leg to make ya feel ALIVE. 🙂


  4. Lovely poem. Another of those messages from the universe?


  5. Reblogged this on BRIGHT, SHINY OBJECTS… and commented:
    A good call to come back to the moment…


  6. Reblogged this on THE STRATEGIC LEARNER and commented:
    Poetically expressed and universally agreed with … at least in this house:)


  7. I do not wish away the cold winter–I would like to bask in it–sip hot chocolate, curl up with a good book, don a cover–but instead we must all go out into that cold–and that is where the trouble begins–oh, to be left alone and bask in the cold while ensconced in a beautifully warm house!


  8. I really like Marie Howe…thanks David.


  9. Brrrrr!!!! I love that picture and the words are so fitting.


  10. Beauty as always….thank you…


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