Archive for winter

The Frost

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2017 by dc

Stood by the window
Watching the frost form,

A hoariness scattered,
Shimmering down through the silence,

Iced jewels multiplying
And nucleating their dance,

Fractal branches caressing
And stretching their fingers,

Ornate patterns creeping uniquely.

Winter’s crystals catching light
Through an ancient silver breath,

All delicate and humble,

Whispering soft rumours
Of Spring’s latest promise

To return with a profusion of flowers
And a new unheard song from the sun.

Winter’s First Night

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on November 4, 2016 by dc

There are songs I love
I’ll never need to hear again,

Paintings I’ve cherished
And left lining my memory,

Stories and poems left boxed,

They can all disappear.

I have filed away magic
And led myself into wandering,

New melodies hushing
The night’s bracing winds,

A quizzical wondering
With meandering ease;

And I have watched tramps kiss,

I have seen dogs sniff a million things,

Plus a thousand lost pigeons
All dreaming of coops

As they fight over spent seed
And coo under bridges.

I have drifted through
Winter’s first night,

Whispering songs I’ve forgotten,

Returned home.

It was cold.

Split The Mist

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on December 4, 2014 by dc

Icy halos spin
As the skaters split the mist
And hail winter’s dawn

Winter Leaves

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by dc

Staring at the sun
Kicking bags of winter leaves,
We crumble softly

A Sadness Resigned

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2009 by dc

I saw your eyes whispering
Sad-hearted lullabies,
Their heavy lids fluttering
A makeshift release,

You lay in bed
Like a soft, settled sand dune,
Pretending to sleep,
A sadness resigned,

There was nothing
I could do,
The summer had fallen
Into bleak winter dreams,

I took
A long, cold
Look at myself,
I was begging.