Winter Mosaic

Winter Mosaic

winter mosaic
Sunset in the wood in winter period

The sun, a glint amidst the dark

beneath the day, a sheet of glass.

With galas drawn into its spark

The light has come and gone to pass.


…but with each day the sun draws near

And longing hopes of warmth are cast

Frozen walks, mosaic glares

A glimpse with every snowflake passed


Our lips ice-kissed with fragile pecks,

where only twilit airs could chill

Entwined our hair with woolen flecks

to stare in awe as time stood still


Behind a window panel glazed

With eyes so sleepy in relief

A downy blanket left unscathed,

A couch, to sip this cup and breathe.


Behind a subtle lion’s roar

The warmth such like a lover’s kiss

Bound for Heaven through cabin doors

within her boughs the seal of bliss


Outside the bluster like a knife

So surgical to pallid skin

Where some need spirits to imbibe

Some sip ‘nogs with cinnamon


The evergreens so stiffened right

To olden leaves that won’t let go

though twigs and weathered branches might—

they ‘d dwindle down or awfully low


The lingered light eclipsing by

The ashen smoke from heated stacks

Resolving now for better skies

And vacillate in frigid black


…and Snowflakes like calligraphy,

Descending off some warmly lips

Speak an icy tale of poetry

in fables loved, and hearts equipped.


Risen from the heart’s frozen pond

to fashion green felicity

the snow like lightly blanched chiffon

so softly on the Christmas tree


And just like that the presents gone,

And transitory snow is lost

And rest the soul a hot lamp drawn

Tilting in for quick defrosts


..and once more shone the twinkled sun

and we the people rue the day

The day that winter’s begotten son

collapsed under its edgy sway.


Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.
Paul Neglia

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Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

12 thoughts on “Winter Mosaic

  • December 28, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Beautifully penned with wonderful and original phrasing and stalk imagery, Paul. It flowed so effortlessly and so heart-warming with emotion. Great work.

    • December 29, 2016 at 8:27 AM

      Tony thank you so much for your kind words. I so appreciate them.

  • December 28, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    As if touched by an ancient master’s quill, your verse is wonderfully heart-warming, Paul. Great work indeed.

    • December 29, 2016 at 8:31 AM

      I’m blushing….thank you Phyllis for your generous comments. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    • December 29, 2016 at 8:32 AM

      I never really thought in that aspect. That movie…my kids were engulfing in that world for 2 + years, wonder if some of that rubbed off. Lol. Thank you Rasma I do appreciate your words.

  • December 29, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    So captivating Paul..I am always find of works on nature and seasons and I so loved your beautiful, flowing, dreamy verses..Thank you so much for sharing my dear friend..I loved it..

    • December 29, 2016 at 8:34 AM

      Thank you Anjana I am glad this took favor with you my friend. Much appreciation for your kindness. Have a great day.

  • December 30, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Enchanting! again You have done a wonderful expressed detailed poem with a magical touch, where You’ve traveled our senses through a quite beautiful snow, fill them with awa and warmth, Great one dear Paul. Thank You*

    • December 31, 2016 at 12:36 AM

      Thank you so much my dear friend for you warm greetings and comments. Much appreciated Gh. Thank you for your thoughts. Glad you enjoyed it.~Paul

  • January 21, 2017 at 12:52 AM

    Beautifully done, my friend. Each portrait you draw stands by itself, a monument to the winter stream. As a whole, your story telling leads through effortlessly, guiding the mind with fascinating couplet maneuvering, taking me on a wonderful ride indeed. You get better every time I read you!

  • January 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Donald,my dear friend thank you so much for your continued support,on this site, your comments me a great deal to me. Thank you again.~Paul


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