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Tuesday, December 08, 2009


light in the window
I kick the snow
off my boots

This is a memory of winters past. We may be in for our first snow of this season tonight. I've posted versions of this as a comment at a couple of blogs.


Blogger Emma Dalloway said...

I love this one... so simple and it captures a very human mood

1:17 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Well said, Bill!

__A dusting, a few days ago that still klings; more snow, it seems, may be on its way.
__Thanks for the 'newsy' link! _m

4:45 PM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

Love this...I've found that life is full of lighted windows, reminding me of what is right and where leading me back home. This is just lovely. :) Stay warm.
OH...by the way, I will be visiting your corner of the world soon! I am coming to NYC for a literacy workshop at Columbia (I'm a teacher) in February. I'm looking forward to it. Haven't been up there since I was 18.

6:07 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

Have seen them, Bill :)

this gives kind of a cosy image -- a window thats lighted by the fire place...thats how i read it..that you reached a warm place :)


6:43 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, Dalloway. Sometimes we savor the moment before fulfillment, when we're still kicking the snow off our boots.

Doug, the snow that was threatened for here last night didn't quite make it; rain instead.

Krisitin, I hope you like New York. Will you have any time to yourself, or will the workshop be around the clock?

That's it, Devika. Sure of the warmth that awaits me, I can enjoy the moment of expectation.

Thanks, all.

6:58 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

yes love it too

12:42 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

being a Caribbean woman my first and only snow experience is etched in my heart; hope this year's snow
brings you joy
Nice to see your face Bill :)

much love

12:43 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

John, thank you.

Gillena, I hope my poem adds to your "snow experience." And you don't even have to shovel it.

9:39 AM  

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