Of hibernation and us – for 100 WCGU and dVerse


despite the cumulonimbus
of your silence – a silver lining as
the sun streamed through in melodies
of sweet forgiveness, tempting me

despite the thunder far away
we hide together under the duvet
of ignorance and doubt
where we forgetfully can sleep

despite the heavy pitter-patter
the icy rain- mimicking the hail
of bitterness that’s guesswork
still untold like smell of lavender

despite the winds that’s blowing
ripping up the hedges ‘round your heart
we carefully caress each other
– our hands in latex gloves

despite that sun has abandoned us
in our northern hemisphere
togetherness in hibernation
waiting for the thaw of spring

Copyright Björn Rudberg

Copyright Björn Rudberg



October 29, 2013
It’s been a while since I linked up with Julia’s 100WCGU. A little poetry with some stark imagery. I will also link up with dVerse Open Link Night, opening up at 3PM EST. I dedicate this to the anti-bullying month – though just vaguely connected – I think I can still read in elements of anti-bullying in these words.

50 responses to “Of hibernation and us – for 100 WCGU and dVerse

  1. Yes, how silence clouds a relationship…poignant imagery of the “hail of bitterness” (which can be melted by “sweet melodies of forgiveness”). Bittersweet and beautiful, Bjorn.

  2. we hide together under the duvet
    of ignorance and doubt
    where we forgetfully can sleep…that encapsulates the story right there for me…silence can be so deadly as well and we mistake it for comfort and that all is well….

  3. Despite the coming of winter with its cold and winds, sometimes it is good to have this time of hibernation (and time of reflection perhaps) as we wait for spring….which always brings its thaw and return to green! Thoughtful write today, Bjorn.

  4. i can feel this… just broke free from a time of silence… and it def. has potential to kill…it’s a wall that is not easy to break and forgiveness is such a big key

  5. ” the cumuli nimbus
    of your silence

    we hide together under the duvet
    of ignorance

    the icy rain- mimicking the hail
    of bitterness”

    These images …. WOW

  6. despite the thunder far away
    we hide together under the duvet
    of ignorance and doubt
    where we forgetfully can sleep, these lines sum it up beautifully..yet they do not have to be negative, for sometimes the only remedy we have is to give comfort to ourselves and others..great write

  7. This is a very lonely place. It is comforting, warm, and reassuring to snuggle when it’s cold outside, but when the cold permeates everything then, yes, you just want to sleep to forget and hope and pray for the thaw, hiding together, perhaps even from each other. This spoke to me:
    “we hide together under the duvet
    of ignorance and doubt
    where we forgetfully can sleep”

  8. Silence is for meditation, not communication. Silence & I have never been bedfellows. Face things, work through them, keeping respectful, yet relentless pursuit of the emotional culprit that caused the rift. A terrific piece, Bjorn; pushed my buttons for sure.

  9. aw gee, I was hoping to hibernate and forget it all. thanks to your call of reality, I will not sleep quite so deeply…after all, there is work to be done, poems to write, beds to make. I love your imagery here, Bjorn.

  10. This has such a powerful thread running through it… you can feel the love and the melancholy moving down the page. Really lovely.

  11. despite the thunder far away
    we hide together under the duvet
    of ignorance and doubt
    where we forgetfully can sleep

    This hit me right at home. Silence hurts us and we wish to shout!
    Your poem here is powerful my friend. Thank you for writing this incredible poem.

  12. This is just packed with marvelous tropes, Bjorn. I reread it so I could quote one I liked the best and couldn’t really come up with just one. You’ve created a mood to accompany the photos.

  13. you are going from strength to strength in your poetry. This is something to be unwrapped slowly. I can see the influence of the lack of sunshine is a heavy burden on emotional ties.

  14. Bjorn, this is powerful on many levels the second stanza really hits but, these lines, the sun streamed through in melodies
    of sweet forgiveness, tempting me hooked me…

  15. That careful caress with latex gloves really got to me… And the state of hibernation in general, the thought of months of darkness is always depressing (I suffer a bit from SAD).

  16. Love the ‘untold smell of lavender’ and the hesitation after being hurt, but there’s nothing like the warmth of another body to thaw the us..

  17. silence…forgiveness…and if possible “FORGET”,
    then hibernate with time to heal,
    remove those latex gloves
    check out rebirth of the whole northern hemisphere, come sweet spring.
    50 years since I heard howling of winter winds I LIKE your poem…NOT howling cold winds

  18. Yea, and despite the fact all these we see and experience, we still remain and function with each! Good thought…

  19. Some wonderful metaphors here Bjorn. There are a few corrections I could suggest; the most serious is that thunderclouds are cumulonimbus (one word). The others are mainly because of singular/plural clashes in subject and verb – something Swedish doesn’t have … smiles

  20. Silence can be misconstrued and it begets more tension if not brought out in the open. Bullies thrive if others are meek. Nicely Bjorn!

    Hank

  21. Very interesting write.Silence is sometimes a way to avoid conflict,
    sometimes a response escalates an already deteriorated circumstance! …our hands in latex gloves …kit gloves? or caregivers gloves? Great lines in here…even if you subconsciously related to bullying.

  22. “we hide together under the duvet
    of ignorance and doubt”
    Silence – it often isn’t as comforting as we would like to think. At best it is usually a grudging acceptance. Very interesting (I’m getting around very late to last week’s Open Link Night)

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