Winter Blessing (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Winter Blessing (New Poem by Polly Castor)

Winter Blessing Poem by Polly Castor

Winter Blessing

Snow blankets the ground,
a thermal, insulating layer,
maintaining the moisture
of possibility, warming
and nurturing the soil.
Dormancy and quiet hibernation
is requisite for spring’s sowing,
summer’s glorious growing,
and fall’s overflowing harvest
that gathers us in again.

Enjoy this hunkering down.
No need to endlessly go go go.
Pray instead. Be still. Be calm.
Study and prepare. Focus and work.
Ponder and sort, putter and tinker.
Rest, and read around the fire.
Plan a garden. Buy seeds.
Dive deep into thinking.
Already the days are
getting lighter and longer.
This precious inward time
is nimble and will be fleeting.
Seize it. Swing toward it,
with your full, rapt attention,
dancing with it as a beautiful
sweetheart you yearn to kiss.

May you enjoy this special season.
May you be introspective and kind.
May you be productive and creative.
May you nest and cook and converse.
May you extend love and solicitude
and have that returned with interest.
May you feel the hope of progress
in this modest, brisk beginning,
as you sigh and see your breath,
and patiently, yet again, shovel out
from this cold, fluffy,
temporal, but dear stuff
that is winter.

by Polly Castor


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Lilian Sly 3 years ago

    Absolutely wonderful poem Polly 🥰

  2. Sue Krevitt 3 years ago

    Loving The Positive!

    And I especially like the first photo.

    All of them, though, as always!

    Happy Cozy!

  3. John gregory 3 years ago

    I read and feel the security of the hearth and home. Many thanks for the memories….❤️

  4. karen a mulhern 3 years ago

    Beautiful and profoundly perfect for pandemic season, your poem empowers hope for what’s next. I plan to read it at Sunday Devotional. Thank you!

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