Monday, 6 December 2021

An Ode To Winter

I’ve always really enjoyed the changing of the Seasons throughout the year and all of the unique things that each one brings with it. I feel there’s always something lovely to be found either in nature or in the surrounding culture that lifts the spirits as the months pass, helping to keep life feeling fresh.

As the Summer of 2020 was beginning to fade and Autumn started to appear, I felt inspired to write a series of poems that would express my love and appreciation for nature’s constantly changing beauty. I hope these little poems and the pictures they create can bring joy to the heart and highlight God’s goodness as He blesses us each year with such wonderful, God-reflecting glory!

The fourth and final part of my “Ode To The Seasons” collection takes a look at some of my favourite things about Winter! I hope you've enjoyed my journey of poetry through the seasons and may this little video warm your heart this Winter.

Oh how I love the Winter and all that it entails,
When Autumn gives a final sigh and Christmas time prevails!
Fluffy boots and feather coats become the choice attire,
With crisp and frosty mornings and evenings by the fire.

The festive lights and Christmas trees become a welcome sign,
As warming scents bring great delight like hints of winter pine.
A buzz of sheer excitement grows throughout December weeks,
As market places spring to life with smiles and rosy cheeks!

Oh how I love the Winter, the season of mince pies!
When children wait on Christmas Eve with wonder in their eyes.
Mulled wine and carol singing bring the heart a sense of cheer
As fireworks light up the sky to start another year!

The chilliest of seasons when gloves become your friends
And sunlight on the snow is like a scattering of gems!
The joy of going sledging brings the children out in numbers!
Laughter echoes through the air while nature gently slumbers.

Oh how I love the Winter and all that it entails,
The stark and simple beauty that this time of year unveils.
Patiently awaiting the colour to restore,
Oh how I love the Winter! This season I adore!

Isaiah 1:18
‘“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.”’