The Bite of Winter’s Day

Winter’s Day …

Winter's Day
The Bite of Winter’s Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sound of winter pervades the land
and sky, so used to grey pales to a single hue,
lost from blue and endless,
as the chill picks up to ice and snow
and bones ache with its fierce discourtesy.

Rushing winds rattle all that’s standing,
clatter all the shutters and doors so battered,
as rain and sleet accost the streets
and not a souls dares to go outside,
layered clothes and hats provide, little.

Even fires pale in rooms like freezers,
hands upon their flames the only respite,
until the pain reminds us of our flesh;
and windows rattle like old trains,
while pockets full of hands try to ease the pain.

This day is bleak, the coldest yet,
and there is no relief in sight,
and torrents in undulations writhe,
pounding streets then whispers discreet,
and never does it stop.

I sit inside, warmth barely a possibility,
as nature’s gnarled hands grasp our lives,
and shake us to our very core,
while howling echoes outside ensue,
as if the pain is voicing discontent.

Day is set and there’s nothing we can do.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

 

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “The Bite of Winter’s Day

  • July 13, 2016 at 9:29 AM
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    A big pot of simmering stew with garlic (a warming herb) is a good idea, a small bowl of it every few hours will help warm the body. Also hot chocolate with cinnamon, which is a warming herb. Very nicely penned verse, Tony.

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  • July 13, 2016 at 6:59 PM
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    Thanks Phyllis, we’ve just had a real cold snap and it was a beaut. The world weather is certainly changing, more extreme. Glad you appreciated the work.

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