Monday, January 18, 2016

dear sweet wintertime

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the merry twinkle of your laughter delights me,
and i smile back, bright red cheeks and all.
i remember so clearly,
our snowball fights on winter afternoons,
followed by cocoa and grandma's hugs.
our snowmen with button eyes and carrot noses,
straight out of a picture book.
then a gust of wind breaks my thoughts,
and we catch snowflakes on our tongues. 
it's just like the old times, i think aloud,
and you nod in agreement.
now so much time has passed,
but the memories are still crystal clear,
as clear as the icicles
that hang from the roof.
my dear, you say, and i look up.
you reach for my mitten-clad hand, and we dissolve into laughter.
we are children once again.
oh, dear sweet wintertime. 

We've gotten some snow over here, but it's been far too cold to head outside. I hope you feel the magic of winter and I hope this piece warms you up in every which way. Much love to you all!

59 comments:

  1. Great post Sanjana! I loved reading this poem - its so original and thoughtful!
    Paige xo // The Joys of Being Paige

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    1. Awwee, thank you! ❤️
      I've been loving your recent posts too.

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  2. This is so gorgeous! It makes me remember the times when the snow fell more often and I would spend hours playing in it. :)

    Aliah | Indigo Ink

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    1. Thanks, Aliah!
      That really means a lot coming from you. xx

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  3. oh my, oh my. this is so sweet. winter is such a dear -- though she can be cold and bitter at times. ♥

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    1. Thank you so much!
      I know exactly what you mean. It's been so cold over here. The other day it was negative two with windchill!

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    1. And I love you! Thanks for the kind words! ❤️

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  5. Ahh this just warms me up inside <3 I love winter and you just captured it all into one poem, that's truly magical Sanjana.

    ~Noor

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    1. On the inside I was definitely thinking of summer and travels as I wrote this. <3
      Thank you, Noor. It means a lot. ;)

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  6. AWH this makes my heart so incredibly happy <3
    magical words, dear sanjana! xxx

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    1. Thank you so much!!
      You are one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to blogging. Your words are magic, too. <3

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  7. I can't begin to describe how beautiful this is, fabulous writing <3

    ~Lauren x

    ~Pretty Things & Polka Dots~

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  8. I love your writing so much! It perfect captures the joy of winter ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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    1. You're so incredible, Amy. ;) Thank you for the kind words.

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  9. Oh my!! I love your poem, it's so beautiful :) ♥

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  10. !!!!!this!!!!! speechless, sanjana. this is wowwwzers♥

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    1. Thank you endlessly. <3
      I've been reading your blog for a little while now and I'm in love. You are such a great storyteller!

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  11. Wow! Just wow! I feel it...winter...so beautiful...

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    1. Thank you! <3
      ps. I know you've been a reader since the beginning, so thanks for that, too.

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  12. AAAA thanks so much for sharing<3 this post made my day, my country Indonesia does not have winter so this post just make me want to pack up m life and move to a 4 seasons country haha:) Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

    xoxo
    www.theclosetelf.com

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    1. No, trust me, snow is definitely beautiful and a joy to play in, but the brutal cold and freezing temperatures are no fun at all. ;(( But Indonesia is gorgeous; you're so lucky to live there!
      Thank you for the kind words!

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  13. WOWW. You are so talented. This makes me just adore winter <3
    p.s. i love your blog design so incredibly much!

    -Lauren <3
    lovingourcreator.blogspot.com

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    1. I never know what to say when you leave such sweet comments, so I'll just say thank you and that I hope you know how much that meant to me. <3
      I designed my blog myself way back in June of last year, and it always makes me happy when I get good feedback on it.

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  14. Sanjana! Sanjana! This is absolutely beautiful! I love reading your poetry it always fills me with such admiration and happiness. Looking forward to your future posts. Keep up the amazing work! xoxo

    http://guiliannamarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Awee, thanks, Guilianna! <3
      You are an absolutely wonderful person. Much love to you and yours!

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  15. I really feel you! Especially with the pressure of being a blogger.

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    1. Thanks for the support! <3 I'm working on some new content now.
      ~ Sanjana

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  16. FEELS. This is beautiful, girl. :)

    love,
    abbiee

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    1. Thank you, Abbie! Happy Spring!
      ~ Sanjana

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  17. Hey Sanjana,
    I am so glad that you have commented on my blog. I actually found your blog before you directed me here, and I want to thank you for dropping me a comment. Your poetry is beautiful, and I hope that you will keep writing posts like this.
    ~Saanvi over @ http://mysummerwaterland.weebly.com/ and more...

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    1. I'm working on some new content now, Saanvi. I can't wait to have you back and keep reading your blog in the meantime!
      ~ Sanjana

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    2. Sorry for the late reply! Happy 1st day of April! That reminds me, did you know that today is April Fools Day?

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    3. I did, indeed! Were you able to prank anyone? x

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  18. Thanks for sharing the cover - I like it! This sounds like an intriguing read.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Do you have a blog of your own?
      ~ Sanjana

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  19. I've never seen snow in my life X( except in tv and online! But anyways #jealous XD loved it xx

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    1. Snow is so beautiful, but also such a nuisance! My dad absolutely despises snow-blowing, but it would be impossible to get out of the house without it. xx But luckily it's warming up over here. How's the weather where you live?

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  20. Lovely post! You are a very talented writer! Just followed!
    Would love for you to stop by my blog! :)
    ~Moll

    www.mollymac13.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you tremendously, Molly! x It's so nice to have blogging friends like you. I'd be more than happy to return the favor.

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  21. Amazing post, dear! :) Do you want to follow each other? If yes, please follow me with GFC and Google, instagram, write a comment
    and I follow you back :)

    With love.
    Diana.
    http://www.mirandabeautyworld.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Diana. You're such a sweetheart. ❤️

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  22. this post made me smile - so so so refreshing and just a dream to red <3333I'm a new reader and I'm in looove with your blog! Esme x

    esmemadeline.blogspot.com

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    1. Awwe, thank you, Esme!
      I've been beyond busy, but I've missed blogging so much. I can't wait to see where this year takes me!

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  23. Such a sweet poem! This post got me in such a Christmas mood. I'm really looking forward to summer but winter and Christmas time are just so cosy and nice.

    www.saarasofia.com

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    1. Saara, that means more than you'll ever know. It's such a great feeling to return to my blog and see such kind words. x
      Hope you have a wonderful summer!

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    1. Just like you! x I think it is absolutely wonderful how we are both returning to our blogs this summer. To think I am celebrating my one-year blogiversary tomorrow!

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  25. This is lovely! Can't wait to see what you have to say about the summer:)

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  26. wow, beautiful ! Made me remember my old times :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Sampada! I'm glad it did.

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