I had a case of the winter blues....even though I live in North Carolina (southeast US), where winters are short and mild. But after reading author/poet/teacher Sarah Steele’s gentle poem, Winter, her words lifted my spirits and helped me appreciate life's simple beauty.
Sarah loves using color to describe people and life around her. Friends, family, birth, hardships, prayer. In Winter, she describes a season. As you read her delicate rhyme, you’ll feel peaceful and relaxed…promise!
by Sarah Steele
Winter is blue …
like the water now frozen in a sea of glass
like my hometown mug of hot cocoa
that warms me through the dark, cold nights
like the way I feel
being stuck inside without anywhere to run.
Winter is white …
like the freshly fallen snow, inviting me to venture into the frost-bitten world
like the lights that wink at me and beg me to stay out for just a minute longer
like our supima flannel sheets that wrap tightly
around a frigid body and make me long for more of night.
Winter is silver …
like the frost that coats the car,
forcing me to scrape its beauty to a heap on the ground
like the tinsel that twinkles in the Christmas lights,
inciting me to stay awake and just be
like Gramma’s stunning hair and Papa’s charming beard,
blending in with the surrounding scene.
Winter is beautiful.
Meet the Poet
Sarah Steele grew up as the oldest of ten children, and children have been following her ever since. A Hoosier English-learner teacher, then coach for five years, her hundreds of students and fellow teachers were on the receiving end of her poetry–for fun and for learning.
Sarah believes poetry sticks to the brain and cuts to the heart. And while she loves to speak to hearts all over the world with her writing, her first books are aimed at children–delighting young minds and inspiring their creativity.
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