A winter secret

by | May 18, 2014 | Uncategorized | 20 comments

In the dark of winter
an eyelid is forming
In the quiet of winter
seeds are saved
In the storms of winter
a face sleeps
In the hail and bite of winter
a foot thumps
Winter’s cloak
wraps around us
 while we wait.
The season’s dark cave
spins a welcome of silk.

Can you guess the secret?


  1. Lynley

    Could it be a new little one you are all waiting for?

  2. Juliet Batten

    Lynley, you are so right. Due in September, and all very exciting. How nice to see you here again. Thank you for visiting.

  3. Lynley

    What lovely news Juliet. My first child was born in September. It is a lovely time of the year to have a baby.

  4. Penny O'Neill

    Can there be any more delightful news than this?
    Joyful news and amazing announcement of a new life forming. Smiling her on the Cutoff.

  5. Juliet Batten

    * Gallivanta, how fascinating about Sept 28. I think our little one will be a bit before that date, in early September.

    * Lynley, spring is definitely a good season to give birth.

    Thank you Gallivanta and Lynley for joining in the good news.

  6. Juliet Batten

    * Penny, your comment just popped in after I replied to the other two. Yes, it’s the best of news as you know so well. I wasn’t expecting any more, so this one is a bonus. Thank you.

  7. Hotly Spiced

    How exciting! A Spring baby! That’s so lovely. I’ll look forward to hearing the good news of the safe arrival in due course xx

  8. Juliet Batten

    Charlie, we are all thrilled. Spring will feel extra special this year.
    Your comments don’t appear immediately because I moderate them, to filter out spam, which alas is becoming more frequent.
    Thank you, much appreciated.

  9. Vicki Lane

    A lovely announcement! Such a wonderful anticipation!

  10. Juliet Batten

    Vicki, it is wonderful and I’m looking forward to the arrival of this new little one. Thank you.

  11. Nadezda

    Congratulation Juliet!
    Spring is lovely time to come to this world!

  12. Juliet Batten

    Nadezda, spring is just perfect for this new life. Thank you.

  13. Friko

    From what I can gather the new life is well and kicking.


  14. Juliet Batten

    * Friko, it’s certainly kicking! So exciting.

    * Linda, the rainbow and the new life go together beautifully, don’t they?

    Thank you Friko and Linda.

  15. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Juliet – lovely photos to remind us of the other side of the world – but how fabulous a new littly is on his/her way .. such fun for one and all ..

    So pleased for you … cheers Hilary

  16. Juliet Batten

    Hilary, it is exciting, and we are in the mystery of not knowing whether it will be a boy or a girl, since they have chosen not to have a scan.

  17. Marja

    a beautiful poem Especially Love the last lines and what a gorgeous rainbow.
    Winter in NZ is not bad at all if you can call it winter. We had a lovely first days of winter

  18. Juliet Batten

    Marja, what a pleasure to see you here again! Thank you for the kind comments. Winter is certainly easier here than in some countries.


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