I'm always fooled by the camellias' January budding
softly opening to the first slant of spilled sunshine
from winter's grey and beige sky -
excitedly plan spring and summer vacations
only to find the heavens not so easily diverted.
Begrudge the silence before the fury -
raise an eyebrow as a dove perches
upon my adirondack chair as if a peace offering;
wisely embrace these next few hours of solitude.
by Margaret Bednar, February 18, 2015
This is for "Poetry Jam - Loneliness/Solitude". I remember when we first moved south and my Camellia bush bloomed the end of December. Wonderfully pink buds! I thought spring was around the corner - and I still get fooled a bit each year. Winter still has a hand or two to play… negative ONE (degrees) tomorrow night! However, blessings did arrive this week as school has been cancelled for four days and even though it isn't exactly quiet, we have lounged around and read books and stayed cocooned, for the most part, in our house. It's been quite nice.