embrace me, winter
with a cotton-soft blanket,
teach me resilience-
how does the oak tree stand still,
baring her soul to the sky?
Today, December 21st, is the winter solstice. And so winter begins in all its glory as well as challenges. Let's hope we can embrace it with the same grace as nature. This poem is a tanka, posted for the Sunday Mini-Challenge at the Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. Also sharing with Poets United and The View From Right Here.
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Wishing everyone a wonderful Holiday Season!