until we’re warm again

I can’t be your warmer breeze
no, I can’t be her right now
I can’t be your brown worn hands
damp hair, your sweaty brow

I can’t be the evening mist
or the clouds that roll on by
I can’t be your blades of grass
the lightning in your sky

I cannot be barefoot
or younger than today
can’t be your rain boots or your fishing pole
or make the summer stay

But I can stand beside you
under skies of gray and white

and on the long and starlit nights

I’ll be your wool cap and your overcoat
your coffee and the broth in which your dumplings float
I will wrap my arms around where your scarf has been
wrap them tight around your neck until we’re warm again

43 thoughts on “until we’re warm again

  1. Beautiful words to go w/ the beautiful pictures. I cannot wait for the sun to shine and warmer days ahead but wishing those days away, is wishing life away so, “In the meantime, I’ll keep drinking coffee and trying to stay warm. Until next time, stay warm and well. Nicole 😉

  2. Oooo, oooo, oooo! Always wanted to do this! This is an excellent piece! It touches, it’s direct, the photos are stunning.

    As I poet I dare you…the poem ends at ‘…make the summer stay.’

    Try it, you won’t be dissappointed. You see everything that comes after that is already in the poem. When you put it in, it squeezes the melancholy that ALSO exists out of the way.

    It’s not for me to say but try it, and suddenly you have a masterpiece!

    Thanks for letting me help. – rallypoet-

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    Want to make more poetic friends? Join Poets Rally Now! Please leave your link under my agreement post when you are ready…Poetry Awards are assigned upon completion…Hope to see you in…

    Your poetry rocks!
    Keep Writing, Happy 2011!

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  6. Happy Tuesday, return favor to those poets who are here yet you did not reach them initially…
    I am saying these to all poets, hope that you take it rationally…
    thanks for the support.

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