Cold Winter Days

Snow covered layers drift across this winter landscape
Cold is the blue of the sky shedding light on this day
Grey clouds drift across biding their time afore transferral
of yet more snow behind which nature hides her beauty

Dark trees offer no comfort in this season of withdrawal
When during summer they provide laughter and fruit
Flowers hide deep in the soil, their bulbs awaiting heat
Slow will growth be to perform their miracle of colours

Darkness falls to soon on these dull days of winter
Log fires warm the hearths of cottages in the dark
Lasting solstice rituals survive in these winter times
For where would a body be without food or heat

Celestial lights so much clearer in winters clean air
Moon hidden on it’s perennial journey through the sky’s
Heavy clouds pass unseen, finally relieving themselves
To apply new shrouds ready for another winters day

©2010 Trevor Litchfield
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  1. Lovely descriptive poem, Trev, Mother Nature wearing her cloak of whiteness and bringing winter sleep. Penx

  2. Thanks for commenting Pen.
    I wrote this when we had our first lot of snow in November and it reminded me of childhood memories I still hold of when we were snowed in for days on end. I grew up in a little village in the middle of nowhere and I was writing about the scene I remember

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