Saturday, 10 December 2011

Day 10: Ointment, Unguent, Butter

Ice, pine resin and holly-berry juice on your hands.  Here's a balm to soothe the cuts, heal frost damage.  The sun slips into muddy earth.  It heats the heart, which you and I can't see.  Though it's cold on the surface there's warmth beneath; the first bulbs are rising from it.  The nights are long because the sun is heating everything from within.  Push your fingers into the ground.  When you pull them out they'll be red.

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