Winter Rosary

The trees are closed,
windows shuttered
with rain soaked skin,
roots lavished
in winter’s water,
their buds a rosary
along each branch
filled with darkness
on the long return to light.



Winter Rosary


8 Responses to “Winter Rosary”

  1. thomas mcdermott says:

    Beautiful imagery, especially for a recovering Catholic!

  2. Bill Gordon says:

    Together with Solstice this poem speaks to the feeling of the darkest days of winter and the sense of waiting for spring as it begins to emerge ever so slowly. This one seemed timed to remind me that I skipped church today for the first time in months…..:) As I have said in the past your poems are a like a short but very targeted sermon – like going to church.

  3. Pichay says:

    Thank you, Don. This is “no hurry” season, a time of gestation for those buds. Winter brings its own grand beauty. No hurry for the next season. And, when its right, a voice will shout out of Heaven, “THESE BUDS ARE FOR YOU!”

  4. Nice combination of the pagan with a Catholic image. Really, this is a haiku. 😇😇

  5. Anne Blaney says:

    I also thought haiku. Very lovely.

  6. david banner says:

    Ohh…splendid….right to the nub of the winter time.

  7. tom wilson says:

    Winter’s Light, a koan into the mystery of beginnings and endings.

    Lovely poem, thanks.

  8. Bill Dare says:

    What a wonderful image for this man.

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