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Tulips in Winter
CJ Muchhala


promise nothing,
not spring—early
or late—nor joy.
But just for today
three red tulips
(basking on the sill)

might blossom into


This poem first appeared in The Journey II: Christine Alfery Fine Art and Wisconsin Poets (2017).
Used here with permission.



CJ Muchhala lives in Shorewood,Wisconsin near Lake Michigan, but maintains a getaway on the Wisconsin River. Her poetry, fiction, and children's stories have been published in a variety of online and print journals, anthologies, and art/poetry exhibits. When she's not writing, CJ says she enjoys gardening "using the 'benign neglect theory," and baking bread "following the 5-minute method."



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Lori Levy:
Posted 03/14/2022 03:15 PM
Love this!!
Posted 03/14/2022 10:35 AM
Wilda Morris:
Lovely! Thank you!
Posted 03/14/2022 09:06 AM
The tulips, in and of themselves, are enough! Thank you, CJ.
Posted 03/14/2022 08:36 AM

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