Monday, February 10, 2014

February Twilight

I stood beside a hill
Smooth with new-laid snow,
A single star looked out
From the cold evening glow.

There was no other creature
That saw what I could see--
I stood and watched the evening star
As long as it watched me. 

A very long and very cold winter has a firm grip on us.
No, I have not wished it away…. I know that soon enough the 
Winter of 2014 will be but a memory.

I dress warm when it's cold and drink hot soup.
I look long at the shadows on snow
 and listen to the quiet.


  1. Oh, Ramona, I remember a beautiful art-and-soul-contact with winter-stars in January 2013!! We both made some drawings, and later Hanna made the song: "Sternenstaub", because Thomas made a poem, inspired by the drawings.

    Your words about your winter-situation are very, very beautiful.

    Here this year we dont have a "real" winter: "Snow, stay in the mountains!"... :)

    1. Yes i remember, thank you for the reminder. I LOVE hanna song Sternenstaub and I love that art influences one another. Poems, drawings and music!!!

      I check the weather in Germany and can see that my friends have a nice mild winter.
      Peace and Love!

    2. Peace and Love to you, too, dear wonderful Ramona!

  2. You've got the right attitude, Ramona. I was thinking of you today; I bought some suet and want to make some birdie cakes.

    1. Oh please do make the birdie cakes!!. So simple and rewarding. Let me know if you need any tips :-)

    2. I do need tips, Ramona! How much suet to melt, and how much peanut butter to put in? Thanks!

    3. Ok, here is how I made them. I used a pre purchased suet cake that already had birdseed mixed in. The idea is to make it better! I melted the cake in a small pot turn off the heat when melted and added my ingredients. 1/2 to 1 cup of p-nut butter is plenty, if you have more nuts and seeds add a handful, raisins would be good too..just a few and I added about 1/2 cup of cornmeal or you could use oat meal. This helps thicken and bind and makes it extra tasty. You then spoon into a muffin tin and freeze. When frozen, run warm water over the bottom to release the cakes. Cheers!

  3. Lovely poem. Yes, coooold winter! Lots of roots and soups and hot tea.

    1. Soon to be warm and another season to welcome!
      Good to see you here Valerianna.

  4. You pictured the star outside of her, but looking in her eye, I see the star inside her *