January 15, 2013

Ways to Say Winter

in Dutch:    winter
in German:    winter
in Danish:    vinter
in Icelandic:    vetur
in French:    hiver
in Finnish:    talvi
in Catalan:    hivern
in Italian:    inverno
in Spanish:    invierno
in Latin:    hiems
in Greek:    χειμώνας
in Persian:       زمستان
in Thai:    ฤดูหนาว
in Chinese:    冬天
in Japanese:    
in Russian:    зима
in Maori:    takurua
in Figian:    vulaililiwa
in Somali:    jiilaal
in Zulu:    ubisika
in Turkish:    kış

Or, in Me:
warm kisses
cold noses
old music
echoes
clasped hands
beards, thick with
icicles
frost-lace
quiet
snow-bowed trees 
red cheeks
long, finely-knitted scarves
wind
furnaces
people pressed together
wooly mittens
mulled apple cider
white white
promises