A winter morning

A winter morning …

A Winter Morning


A winter morning

The morning sunbeams half mindedly peek

through a looming lattice of gray clouds,

as if hesitating to engage in the routine combat

with the menacing winter cold,

and then resign gracefully to navigate the skies,

shredding the thick, dark mantle of past night.


Light filters stealthily through the tightly drawn blinds

tugging at minds so lost to sleep’s bliss,

forcibly bringing them from enchanted dream lands

to meet the day’s mundane demands,

as pangs of alertness focus on the dreary prospect

of greeting yet another winter morning.


Outside, the heavy air of melancholy lingers

as laborious breaths are exhaled in white puffs,

and feet tread slowly through the slippery spaces

in treacherous, snow laden sidewalks,

while ambivalent nature seems to search for some reason

to take pride in her colorless costume.


I stare in awe at this serene graveyard

of summer’s warmth and autumn’s  hues,

feeling humbled by the majesty of this ephemeral phase

which cleanses the collage knitted on earth’s slate,

for new dreams to be etched in prettier patterns

in the concealed crevices of next spring.


© Anjana Vipin E

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I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

10 thoughts on “A winter morning

  • January 6, 2018 at 1:16 PM

    I felt like I was actually rising from my bed and seeing your words….wonderfully expressed!

    • January 7, 2018 at 9:15 AM

      Thank you so much for your kind words Ralph. Delighted that this found favour with you..

  • January 6, 2018 at 7:05 PM

    Beautifully etched with rich phrasing and clever wordplay. Its wonderful to have you back Anjana and this work attests your heart and skill as at poet. Lovely work my dear friend.

    • January 7, 2018 at 9:17 AM

      Thank you so much Tony for your kind review. You have always showered such encouragement on my words and your feedback means a lot to me.

    • January 7, 2018 at 9:18 AM

      Thank you Rasma. Delighted that you liked this my dear friend.

  • January 8, 2018 at 5:43 PM

    Lovely work Anjana. It is so good to read you again and great to have you back with us. Your phrasing and imagery brings your winter morning out vividly. Well done, dear friend.

    • January 8, 2018 at 7:42 PM

      Delighted to have your feedback dear Phyllis..and so kind of you to help me with the SEO on this one…really appreciate your friendship and support ..

  • January 8, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    Gorgeous imagery my friend. I enjoyed this One as well. You described the struggle of winter very well, I must say I can’t wait for spring though it’s been especially cold.

    • January 8, 2018 at 7:44 PM

      Paul, thank you my dear friend for visiting my page and your kind words..I am so happy that you liked this..


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