3 Stanzas for Winter Days

Suddenly it all comes down and
A patient, pensive stillness
Settles out across the views

That stretch to cold-topped and
White-dusted hills with foot-
Prints you can trace as

You stand and watch and
Breathe in deep chills that still
Are coming quietly from
Somewhere else…

9 thoughts on “3 Stanzas for Winter Days

  1. Sherry Blue Sky December 4, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I can feel the chill and the blanket of white……….we are supposed to get snow here too later today. It is always so lovely.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) December 4, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    The sense of quietness of a winter landscape is so strong… the tracks, almost like Robert Frost has passed before you…


  3. Rosemary Nissen-Wade December 4, 2016 / 9:30 pm

    How beautifully you evoke it!


  4. Mary December 4, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Breathing in those deep chills — I can really feel this stanza!


  5. Susan December 4, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    I love the juxtaposing of Suddenly/silence/settled–yes and the alliteration too. Sometimes I like snow for exactly that unexpected pause.


  6. ZQ December 4, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    OK abstract …but the point, I missed. I will reread, because, it made some poetic sense to me. 🙂


  7. Sumana Roy December 5, 2016 / 5:40 am

    “That stretch to cold-topped and / White-dusted hills…” such sight is so rare in our part of the world…beautiful…love the serenity you’ve created with words…


  8. Jae Rose December 5, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Each verse can stand alone – like snowflakes – but when put together form a beautiful drift of snow thoughts


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