Step by step the midwinter is passing into winter-spring. Days are getting a little bit longer and when the sky is clear, the sun may even caress you with a tender hand of warmth. Yet still, storms unload their burden of snow in the company of moody gales.
We try dressing in wool hugging our skin, we walk or run in spiked shoes, we wear gloves and hats, hug the daylight dressed in down. We refuse to only huddle by the fireplace, it would be letting winter win. You are blushing, kissed by the wind.
the lunar new year —
a lemon cardamom cake
for my birthday
Today Frank hosts haibun Monday at dVerse, and the topic is winter.
January 31, 2022