16 comments on ““Accustomed to the Warmth”

  1. You’ve captured well the relocation of your life – it might be fate, but certainly faith that made you take the plunge, I reckon – that a better life beckons.

    An easy-to-read poem, light and very visual for me.

    Thank you, Dee, for sharing,

    • You have solved the Fate/Faith conundrum in this life-relocation narration, Eric. Thank you for sharing your perspective, and I am glad to know that this poem is “easy to read, light and very visual” — what I wanted to achieve in this piece.

      Best wishes,

  2. “I was accustomed to the warmth…” and then after fate, faith and bravery – you “have grown accustomed to warm, familiar with the cold.” Hmmmm. I think my dear poet is very familiar with the warmth in both places and the mental coldness of missing the place of your birth and the very real cold of where you call home now. The work, to me, is a sigh and a pacing. A see saw of no regrets and I wonder.

    • Your take on this piece is very intriguing to me, Sandy… “a sigh and a pacing” and “a see saw of no regrets and I wonder”… Perhaps you’ve plunged into the inner depths of this post, beyond the shallows of snorkeling… Thanks so much for your thoughts. Dee

    • Witty and clever — I couldn’t have said it better myself! Thank you most kindly for stopping by, reading and commenting! I wish you lots of warmth as we brace for the arrival of winter, after this gorgeous autumn (here in the Northeast, at least)… Best wishes, Dee

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