Friday Poem: Midwinter Poem

We’ve just passed the winter solstice a week or two ago. The days are short, the nights are long. The weather has been cold and wet (as it should be), and the weeds are growing thick and rank. It’s a good time to stay inside, and contemplate…IMG_0811

My heart
Contains your death
And many other deaths
The prospect and promise
Of my own death.
They are all in my heart
And full of light
Full of life

Out of darkness
Light will come.still life 2

The quilt you can see on the wall in the top photo was made in memory of my sister, Merrilyn, who died more than 22 years ago, aged 27.

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