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Friday, February 5, 2010

{ out my window }

Out my window
....there is snow.
much of it,
seemingly never-ending

out my window
there is a barn-full of friends
waiting for the final thaw
out my window
is a man
with a make-do shovel
carving a path
that will allow the dogs
to rest their feet from
the sharp-coldness of frozen slivers
out my window
are tiny feathered creatures
nesting in brightly colored cups
of recycled wool scraps
out my window
underneath the heavy drifts and banks
is the promise of green beginnings...
{written by me}
yes, I am a poet...i first had a couple poems published when I was a teenager,
and won a couple Poem Laureate awards...
mostly, I keep my poems to myself...in my head.
but I thought I would share this one with you.
I am here in the farmhouse, again.
yesterday was a treat to be able to get out & drive to Lynchburg.
Hannah & I ate at Hardee's
(the Jalepeno Burgers are back! woohoo!!}
and went to the bookstore and to Michaels' & Joann's...
this morning i was supposed to drive to Fishersville to set up for the show tomorrow,
but I can't get out of my driveway - again.
It looks as though I won't make the show tomorrow....hoping that there will be a good turnout though for the people that can make it!
the shop is closed as well today & tomorrow,
because you can't get down my driveway either!

So here I'll stay,
painting, stitching, hooking...
writing poems in my mind.
Wishing you a day-full of dreams...
Blessed be,


Orange Sink said...

The poem is wonderful. You captured a moment in time beautifully and poetically. I hope you will share those hidden treasures in your mind more often. You never know who they might inspire! Cathy G

Andy said...

wonderful poem - you are so talented! :)

Susan said...

Loved the poem. You should e more of them. sorry you can't go to the show but the snow does go on. Is the top pic out your window? What a view!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

What a glorious view. That alone is enough to make a girl want to sit by the window with stitching in hand. Lovely poem.
Be always in stitches.

Catherine said...

Breathtaking view! The poem is wonderful!

Stay warm, safe and stitchy!

Robin said...

Hi Lori, what a beautiful poem. I to am just looking out the window thinking about an end to this stuff. Soon friend, soon... Spring will be here. Keep warm and safe.

Kerry said...

What a beautiful poem and the view from your window......... how lucky you are. I am e-mailing you from Ontario Canada, I still have a green lawn how odd is that for us in the Great White (green) North? I love your blog, hope you check mine out.

WalnutRidgePrimitives said...

Hi Lori...Hope you're doing well. I just wanted to pop in and say hello, and tell you I enjoyed your poem, and to ask if I can come over. ;-) What a beautiful view! Chris (Walnut Ridge Primitives)

Genny said...

Lori, I LOVE your poem and the view from your window is absolutely gorgeous. The mountains in Virginia are one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your poem...just beautiful...

i see you are in that HUGE snowstorm..

i got to you via Dog Trot Farm..whom I LOVE !

would LOVE to see that show..i do have a small collection of samplers. that would be a fun post....

happy to visit you today

stay warm


Cinlyn said...

Awesome view! Nice little poem! I read on one of the boards that the show got rescheduled! So you didn't miss out!
We got snow and they are calling for more but nothing compared to what you got out there! I hope they are wrong or it's very little since I have to take John back to IL tomorrow!

janeu729 said...

Spring will seem so much sweeter this year!

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