Wednesday, January 29, 2014

By the Window On a Wintry Day

~
 
Winter air a rangy apparition
forcing its way
beneath the window where I sit
 
encircling me, squeezing out of me
an urge to galvanize its urgency
 
a surge of energy
I can't afford to ignore
infinite hunger
affable, yet cross
 
as persistent as a two-year-old 
leading me to the kitchen
for one more bowl
of oatmeal.
 
~
 
Poetic Inspiration:
3WW~ affable, galvanize, rangy


Please check out my latest interview here, if you so desire.

29 comments:

Mary said...

Sometimes one has to think of 'where one is at' in a small scale way. Sometimes one doesn't think much further than the view by the window and on the way to the refrigerator to take care of one's 'hunger.'

Sumana Roy said...

I like how you describe the winter air and also the cozy interior....

Vandana Sharma said...

hot oatmeal....ah the winter to go.......

Jae Rose said...

Some winds are harsh and insistent..but i think the trip for the oatmeal is a kinder and happier insistence..a breeze of warmth and a sweet smelling kitchen (if you add honey)..

Gabriella said...

Drafts can drive me crazy and it is always nice to have a comfortable and warm kitchen to retreat to!

Robert Bourne said...

excellent write on the current weather.. outside my window the wind chill is minus ridiculous...

Sheilagh Lee said...

oatmeal is always the perfect breakfast on a cold day so why not one bowl more.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i could use some oatmeal...just came in out of the cold with my youngest...packing down a snow board trail and going for a walk....its cold, for sure....brrrr....

Robyn Greenhouse said...

I've got that winter air blowing in though my windows too! Unfortunately, It's leading me to sweeter treats than oatmeal!

Donna Smith said...

I love the idea of being as persistent as a two-year-old!
(distracted now...) Mmmm. Oatmeal with blueberries, maple syrup and almonds. It's lunchtime and it's cold out. Maybe it's time for an oatmeal lunch! Thanks for the view out your window. I've linked a post from my window today.

Karen S. said...

Very true, and I am ready to say good-bye to it...as we're all a bit hungry for spring!

Peggy said...

I like this outside-inside view and I can see and feel the scene. Thanks for posting this! Hope you are not in the path of all that snow this week.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, I can feel it, too. And envy you that you can eat two bowls of oatmeal and stay so slim!!!!! No fair! I simply look at the package and gain three pounds.

grapeling said...

grins on that last stanza ~

Poet Laundry said...

mmmm...oatmeal sounds so good right now. I think it must be in the category of comfort food! Perfect for a wintry day.

oldegg said...

How important it is to answer that call as a writer. Your personal muse is such a child and wonderful things will happen to follow its urging. It hates to be neglected and will sulk and be unresponsive!

Bethe77 said...

Oatmeal a Winter staple! Blessings

Helen said...

Delightful poem! Hope you are going to scatter a few raisins on that oatmeal!

Susan said...

Galvanize is the perfect word in double action here--pushed to move, pushed to coat yourself with protection. Oatmeal was my fuel of choice for winter walks to school. That second bowl? I'm right behind you. Love this.

Wendy Bourke said...

I love the way you chose to put yourself in your kitchen with oatmeal comfort food – probably the favorite place for most of us in this winter weather. And, again, beautiful wordsmithing.

alan1704 said...

Lovely words, a persistent two year old, oblivious to seasons and feelings, just caring for their needs. Great depth here, i wonder how we approach God? This is excellent and really is very perceptive.

artbyrae said...

I like the words...We are all by the window, in the kitchen...under the sky...all of us together in or on one woirld

humbird said...

Probably, after the oatmeal some inspiration will arrive despite winter...I'm with apples...cracking
more this winter..~ Nice write.

SaraV said...

Laurie, such wonderful description of cold air, it is rangy! And it does send me running to the kitchen to bake or eat something warm--that ending really made me smile :-)

Susan Lindquist said...

Love the image of the wind and bluster outside your winter window ... and yes, it does stir in me the urge to get up and do stuff around the house, to move and shake off the drafts, to seek warm comfort right in my little place ... nice writing here, Laurie!

Gillena Cox said...

what a force to reckon with; good write; warm wishes

thanks for stopping over at my blog


much love...

Belva Rae Staples said...

A two year old can be persistent that's for certain. I've known some that I'd gladly spoon some extra oatmeal into just to have a few moments of quiet.

Nicholas V said...

Indeed! Give me warm oatmeal on a winter's day. :-)
I enjoyed this.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Loved this, Laurie! A simple scene done with memorable imagery, especially that rangy, interruptive thing! Its in these simple details that we live.