Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter
Winter and I have a semi-congenial relationship. I say that we’re still partly friends, despite him depriving me of comfortable running weather and day light, because Winter affords me more hours of sleep; like this fellow I saw snoozing by the sidewalk.
Additionally, I’d like to share with you this beautiful poem by Ina (inaweblogisback.wordpress.com) which attenuates my dislike for the season. One girl’s (my) misery is, nevertheless, another woman’s muse.
Why Winter Weeps
There was a Winter once that mourned a love
and darkness came for months over the lands.
Her name was Summer, with the Sun above,
murdered by the evil Autumn’s hands.
Now she was dead, sad Winter covered her
with snow, reminding him of Summer’s light.
Home in cold and frost he buried her
where she should lie forever in his night.
Spring told him how to bring his love to life
so she could live forever more on Earth:
if he would kill himself, saved would be his wife
Thus Winter went, and Summer got rebirth.
But Summer, heard about his sacrifice
that took away the only love she’d known,
decided that she needed to be wise,
as sister Autumn wanted Winters throne.
“If he could give his life for me in love,
why not do the same for him each year?
A few months living surely is enough
and through this deal he also can be here.”
So every year after her light has shone,
she kneels for Autumn just to give her life
and darkness comes to tell her time is gone.
But Winter therefore always mourns his wife.
More amazing interpretations of this week’s challenge:
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