Winter Poem

Winter love: Sun on trees

   Winter Poem

once a snowflake fell
on my brow and i loved
it so much and i kissed
it and it was happy and called its cousins
and brothers and a web
of snow engulfed me then
i reached to love them all
and i squeezed them and they became
a spring rain and i stood perfectly
still and was a flower

– Nikki Giovanni

 

Winter love: Family

 

 

Winter joy: After New Year's Eve.

Winter love: After New Year’s Eve

Poem by American poet, writer, commentator and activist Nikki Giovanni (1943 – ). Music (click on poem title) by Norwegian jazz singer Radka Toneff (1952 – 1982) 

Photo poetry by Lisbeth Ganer (family), Anje Kirsch (after New Year’s) & Unni Holtedahl (trees).  © 2014 Lisbeth Ganer, Unni Holtedahl,  © 2015 Anje Kirsch

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