In the Midst of Winter

In the Midst of Winter

Sometimes, there are days,

when everything seems pointless,


even as the sun rises,

and the sky is a crystal blue,

and all seems brand new.

It is then, in that moment,

that something beyond our understanding,

opens our eyes and ears to what is beautiful around us,

no matter how we try to deny it,

it comes to us and enters our souls,

ours hearts, so tenderly,

that we once again,

see the world as brand new.

@K. D. Dowdall 2016

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Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. β€œBooks of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

40 thoughts on “In the Midst of Winter

    1. Kimberlee, thank you so much for your beautiful, heartfelt comment. And, I would like to mention, that the words you wrote to thank me, are so poetic and have a lovely cadence. I was awe struck, and I think there is a natural poet within you. Do you write prose and poetry? Just wondering. And, again thank you. Karen πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you so much for this, you’ve warmed my heart! I do write poetry and prose…I hope you’ll pop by to have a read or two…I enjoy your pieces as well and the images that you showcase are gorgeous (& full of fantasy!)!

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      1. I hope everything will be alright with your life soon. I too, have had some very bad news and I find it difficult to focus on much of anything at the moment. I will be thinking of you, Debbie. πŸ™‚

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      2. Thank you Karen. And I’m sorry for your troubles too. I can tell you that having a wonderful community of friends has been such a comfort in difficult times. Know we are here for you too. ❀


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