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.

    Like

  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…

    Like

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

    How beautifully you evoke it!

    Like

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

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

    Like

  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.

    Like

  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. 🙂

    Like

  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…

    Like

  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

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s