Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Poetry Tuesday: "Winter Is the Best Time" by David Budbill



Winter Is the Best Time


Winter is the best time
to find out who you are.

Quiet, contemplation time,
away from the rushing world,

cold time, dark time, holed-up
pulled-in time and space

to see that inner landscape,
that place hidden and within.


--David Budbill

23 comments:

Lin said...

I agree, but can winter be just a little shorter? Sometimes I don't like what I find with all that contemplation.

Old Kitty said...

What a wonderful perspective on winter!! Thanks BB!! Take care
x

Flartus said...

Does this still apply in southern California? ;)

CiCi said...

My inner landscape is full of weeds and very dry right now. I am gaining strength to make improvements.
I like this poem. It is simple and short and speaks truth.

Out on the prairie said...

It does offer a different set of thoughts.

Ruby said...

Lovely poem, totally agree with Lin. Cheers!

SueAnn said...

But I so want spring!!!! Ha
Hugs
SueAnn

Elizabeth Grimes said...

What a great poem. I can imagine that would be perfect with snow outside. We haven't quite got to winter yet, which is strange. Looking forward to it though.

Southpaw said...

I agree completely.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Best time to write!

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB,
Very true words...days and days of dreary, cold, damp weather will either bring out the reader in you or the grizzly.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Pat Tillett said...

Some people might think that being alone, with only their thoughts, is NOT a good thing...
I would love some quiet comtemplation time. Anytime...

Bouncin Barb said...

Loved this one BB. So true. Good time to gather your thoughts and look forward. What I'm doing right now in fact!

Kleinste Motte said...

Winter hasn't really come to our region this year. The poem is odd for I miss the snow and so find it hard to relate. Even that seems weird.

jenny_o said...

Ack - my winter is just as noisy and rushed and non-contemplative as the other seasons - I would love some quiet time right about now :)

Kazzy said...

Some people in my family are in love with winter! I need to be more appreciative of the opportunity it gives me to slow down and have more thinking time.

Ms. A said...

I love my quiet, alone time and I have a lot of it, regardless of the season. I may not like everything about me, but I understand me and get along with me better than anyone else does!

Chuck said...

Most of the time I love the winter. Especially when I get to head north and see the snow and family. Here is Texas I suspect the low 50's is going to pass for winter this year...and last week in the 70's...seriously??

Daisy said...

Very nice poem, Betty. That's a good way to look at winter. Hope you have a good week ahead. :-)

Sush said...

Betty....your poetry choices are always inspired! Winter contemplation, how lovely...
Hugs~

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I would love holing up for winter. It's the times I have to go outside that bug me.

faye said...

Winter never seems to visit Florida.
I miss it ... for some reason I feel
so much happier when it is cold and
crisp outside.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

beautiful poem! so inspiring, too. and what a lovely image you paired with it!