Winter Gifts

Winter Gifts

Pixabay image by Barbara A. Lane

~

winter

soulful whispers

darkness growing outside

nature retreats and hibernates

quiet

silence

sweet surrender

prepare for a long rest

creatures gathering and nesting

renew

solstice

time to reflect

visions of what will be

mourn rest ponder and imagine

healing

nightmares

fading away

resting weary spirits

body mind and soul repairing

rooting

dreaming

gifts of the night

feeding body and soul

moonlight tending inner landscapes

rebirth

winter 

sweet surrender

visions of what will be

body mind and soul repairing

rebirth

~

This is my garland cinquain offered as a soulful gift for the solstice and Christmas. Thank you to Diana at Myths of the Mirror and Colleen at Word Craft Poetry for the inspiration to try a new poetry form. I will likely take a week or two off from blogging to celebrate the season with my soul. #SoulSpaces, #TankaTuesday, #SoulfulSolstice

May we take time to rest our bodies and souls, allowing the season and mysterious light to feed us. 

Happy Solstice and a Merry Christmas to all. ✨

65 thoughts on “Winter Gifts

  1. ‘Moonlight tending inner landscapes’ Wow. I love this so much. My wish for you is that the days ahead are filled with only love and peace and magic. Merry Christmas, Brad. Take good care of yourself, and keep dancing with the stars. ❤️🎄☃️

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  2. Such a beautiful gift, Brad. I love the line “moonlight tending inner landscapes” and the final cinquain was sublime. Wonderfully crafted, my friend. Enjoy your break, relax, reflect, and let the dawning year find you renewed. The days are getting lighter! Hugs. ❤

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  3. Hi Brad, Your title reminds me how every season is a gift, wrapped in many diverse forms. “Sweet surrender” allows me to breathe deeply, something I often forget to do. Yes, “body mind and soul repairing.” A beautiful poem, filled with peace, hope and renewal. I send these heartfelt feelings and wishes back to you Brad.❤️

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  4. i love what flowed through this new poetry form for you…it’s so lovely! i wish you a most magickal christmas and hope that the renewing solstice energy continues to bring magick and inspiration to you. enjoy a restful time off deepening into the rhythms of nature moving through you. love you sweet friend!! here’s to a fresh new year of possibility (and more play!) hehe!

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  5. Dear amigo, I really enjoyed reading this wonderful poem. It really encapsulates the essence of this beautiful Yin/ Winter-time for me. Thank you for reminding me to practice sweet surrender!! Thanks for your ongoing friendship and loyalty. I wish you a wonderful Christmas celebration with your precious soul, and a Happy healthy 2021 already. Much love and big hugs:)

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  6. What a beautiful combination of gifts… 🙂 Such a delightfully deep and truly inspiring poem Brad.. The wonder that Nature offers us in its winter gifts.. The rest.. the sleep, the time to save ones energy… Ready for the renewal of Spring..
    I feel while the world at large is swirling in its Winter storms… We are all on the cusp of seeing unfolding renewal starting from our internal selves..
    As we shake off the icicles and cold, from our outer coats… We peel off the layers as we warm our hearts by our inner fire…
    May we all of us find comfort sitting within our own inner h-earth… as we soak up the warmth and love that is always burning, waiting for us to come in from out of the cold.. As we share our love.

    Much love dear Brad.. Thank you my friend for your friendship I appreciate you my friend. 😀 💜🙏
    Have a beautiful Christmas🎄🎅🙏

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  7. A beautiful piece of work, Brad. Very fitting for this season and also for this year ~ the quieter holiday season is nice in the sense we can rest our weary spirits, and while we recuperate from this crazy year our soul can continue to dream. I love how you end this with you taking the time to “Celebrate the season with my soul.” Perfect!

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  8. Brad, this is absolutely precious beyond words. Wow!! I agree with every single word and yes the time has come to heal, to BE, to give ourselves nurturing and rest. It’s been a very hard year. Let us all be kind to ourselves as we learn how quiet and solitude can benefit our souls. Much love to you! xo

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  9. Happy Solstice, Brad and Wishing you a Happy New Year 💐🌸 My hope is that 2021 feels kinder to all of us, and also I want to express my gratitude for your friendship on WP! I am so grateful for your kindness! Much love, health, happiness, connectedness, and whatever your dreams are in 2021!

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  10. Happy New Year, Brad! I loved the poem and hope the past few weeks have provided you with the time for the rooting and renewal so beautifully described. It’s indeed a time for reflection… for gathering seeds to plant in the year ahead.

    Blessings
    Michael

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