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Snow Moon Meditation by Carmen García Gordillo

“There is nothing as warm and wonderful as winter. Good books. A friendly dog. Homemade soup. How could I not love the idea of the coming season?”

My goldfish are finding

winter homes under slabs

in the pond

Mother goldfish birthed

and hid four babies

this summer

they were not eaten

by birds

or their fathers

the heater is on

it’s my contribution

to mother nature

I have aired my quilts

and washed my blankets

I will cuddle

with my dog

a good book and with any luck

a cup

of Frontier Soup

finding

my winter home

“There is nothing as warm and wonderful as winter. Good books. A friendly dog. Homemade soup. How could I not love the idea of the coming season? Winter is our season of love. Spring is when we go out and plant flowers and put our seeds in the ground so that our basil and rosemary and tarragon will grow. Sometimes there is even a good crop of okra. But winter is the time of being at home together with the people we love and the little animals who love us.” —Nikki Giovanni