Today’s plan of attack!

“Hold fast to dreams for when dreams go life is a barren field frozen with snow.”   –  Langston Hughes

“And so we remained till the red of the dawn began to fall through the snow gloom. I was desolate and afraid, and full of woe and terror. But when that beautiful sun began to climb the horizon life was to me again.”  –  Bram Stoker

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Today’s plan of attack!

Despite my efforts

Making friends with

L’hiver

Cold melds to my body

Like plastic wrap – suffocating

It permeates flesh

Seeping into bone

La neige menace – caché

Masking the landscape – j’adore

Lovely to look at

Cuddled up by the fire

Infinite cups of café

Perhaps a drop of cognac? – medicinally of course

Plunging into my book – du jour

Hibernation of the finest kind

Happily remaining till spring

 

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Bisous, 

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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28 Responses to Today’s plan of attack!

  1. Sounds like a great plan to me Lea.

  2. cjm76 says:

    I’m on a total reading bender, Lea!! What are you reading at the moment? XO

    • leamuse says:

      I just finished a great autobiography Sleeping With Cats by Marge Piercy and now starting Hopscotch by Julio Cortazar. What are you into now? XO

  3. Great plan of attack!! I would carry out the same one! At the moment we have sunshine and green grass! It feels like spring, but it’s only trying to fool us! 😊 ️xxX

  4. solaner says:

    like the bears – sleeping all winter 🙂
    cheers – send me some warmth, too, Léa

    • leamuse says:

      Merci beaucoup mon ami! We had snow for twenty minutes but the rain has taken over. The only warmth here at this moment is found indoors…

      • solaner says:

        here, too. yesterday we have had several snowstorms here with huge impact on commuter traffic – although today nearly all snow has alreday melted – but, there are icy temperatures forecasted starting from tomorrow – time for several hot teas 😦

      • leamuse says:

        Tea for you and café for moi! Our snow lasted about twenty minutes but turned to rain which left no trace.
        The good news is that a friend saw his first Almond blossom of the season on Saturday while out in the vineyards.

      • solaner says:

        I’m also on the coffee side of life, but during winter I also like green tea when it is cold to get warem again – almond blossoms in early February, that’s really early.

      • leamuse says:

        I can drink tea if necessary but prefer my coffee. Yes, the blossoms were early considering he saw them 31 January! It does warm the heart at least…

  5. John (Jack) McClintock says:

    So burns one candle in the darkness…

    John (Jack) McClintock jmcclim699@aol.com

  6. Katarina says:

    It’s a perfect plan and ‘hibernation of the finest kind’ indeed. Maybe I’ll follow your lead. Enjoy your day.

  7. After all, that is the best thing about winter for us bookworms….we can hunker down sans any guilt about other things we “ought” to be doing, or places we “ought” to be going….we can be temporary anchorites 🙂

    • leamuse says:

      Sorry, I cannot put guilt and books together regardless of the weather. 😉 I do know what you mean. However we must get in out DAILY READING REQUIREMENTS! 🙂

  8. claudia says:

    ah that sounds wonderful – and makes winter much more bearable…

  9. Polly says:

    I love it when you use French phrases in your poems, ‘La neige menace – caché’: ‘Snow threat – hidden’ (I believe) fantastic – and what a wonderful poem about winter.

  10. beckarooney says:

    Ah yes, think I might join you Lea. . . but then again think of all the beautiful winter days you might miss! 😉 It won’t be long til spring is here, it’s starting to warm up in Wales already. Nearly time for the daffodils to appear! xx

    • leamuse says:

      Ah, you do know my weakness for those stunning yellow blooms! My grandmother was from Cardiff and those were her favourite… 🙂 xxx

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