Sun dusts a dry horizon with hope,
winter’s grey mood momentarily in abeyance,
as light transcends the sleepy veil
and awakens all with a smile,
a day of light prevail.
Warmth of light, a soulful bliss,
as heads tilt to sun, eyes closed
imbibing all there is,
yet so fleeting this sensual gift,
as clouds amass and gloom creates the rift.
Then chill returns as if a switch,
and warmth fades to icy pitch,
and my heart sinks into that numbing season sigh,
as dull returns to eye, and mood,
and sky feels weight, as gone this interlude.
Glimpses are cruel,
a small reprieve, a reminder of what’s missing,
and then the darkness steals our hopes,
and dreams of halcyon days
return our minds to living.
Oh winter, your countenance of beauty
does not deter a mind from rejecting,
all that frozen breath you’re emitting,
and layered am I of warmth to just survive,
your yearly bleak affronts, the cleansing you aspire.
Tony DeLorger © 2016
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