Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Hello, December!








There is a stripping back, a certain falling off,
a darkness to the light, an awareness to the love;
a slight holding in where there was gush and rush;
a sharpness to the winds, and a sparseness to the words,
a clicking into place where enough can be enough
and not an iota more, a distaste for too much;
a tying up of leaves, an end to risk-averse,
a paring of the sky. A yearning for the nub.










14 comments:

  1. Hi Nila - it's good to see December here ... but we are so warm and I'm quite glad - but we do need the cold. We're not quite at the nub yet ... I yearn for Spring though ... cheers Hilary

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  2. My favorite snippet: "a paring of the sky." Perfect definition of winter.

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    1. Sometimes it can be a layering too :) but paring sounds more poetic? no just what feels right..

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  3. Awareness to the love - fitting for this month!

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  4. Deep, subtle, befitting tribute to the month.

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    1. Why the year ends at this month I can't fathom, the New Year should ideally start at spring..

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  5. Hello December and Nila! Have a fantastic holiday season, my friend. '...a slight holding in where there was gush and rush...' I can feel it. :-)

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    1. That;s definitely the difficult part :) thanks Denise and see you soon.

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  6. At times I find out
    all that pushing, shoving and
    fighting I'm doing all three
    and yet at this time of year I
    too feel peace come over me

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    1. Winter is a season for reflection isn't it?

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  7. When last have I read the word 'iota'?
    You are so good at choosing the right words.
    Another good poem!

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    1. I know I've heard it last in a maths class :-) Thanks Michelle

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