Friday, January 25, 2019

Winter Stitches {Poetry Friday}


Winter Stitches

winter is a thrifty seamstress
randomly stitching
crystal threads
adding shimmer and shine

winter creates open spaces 
thread like paths
connecting moments
of nature, naturally

@Mandy Robek 2019

Last weekend there was a warning for large amounts of snow and we ended up with rain.  This photo was what I woke up to while staying in a lovely local Bed and Breakfast with friends.  I love finding moments to stop and notice surprises in nature.  Also, it was so helpful to have my mentor and friend Mary Lee Hahn conferring with me as a writer - win win weekend.

Thank you Tara at Going to Walden for hosting Poetry Friday this week.


  1. How fabulous to have a winter weekend at a B & B and Mary Lee as your mentor, Mandy. The image is remarkable and your poem's opening is a great first liner. Would you be interested in sending me this poem/photo combination for my winter gallery (invitation is at I just noticed the title of your blog (embrace is my one word this year and happens to be the title of my winter Gallery - Winter's Embrace).

  2. I love this analogy! You are quite the observer and word weaver. Well done!

  3. I love how your second stanza turned out!

  4. 'winter is a thrify seamstree'- how perfect is that line? LOVE it!

  5. I love the analogy of winter as a thrifty seamstress and your photo is beautiful, too. Lucky you to have Mary Lee as a mentor and friend.

  6. Lovely poem - it makes winter's snow and ice and cold seem more bearable.

  7. I love the image of winter stitching, decorating, and connecting!