Winter’s grip they say ?

Winter’s grip …

A lot is spoken of winter’s grip
yet for me to understand
when the icy grip lends its vice
across the open land

I chose to relish in it’s solitude while
many hide in the tender mercies of home
I’ll take the wind in the high pines
and never feel alone

Or the warm breath of a lover beneath the cabin quilts
her cold feet and giggling sound
While I dread walking to the wood stove
to bring some warmth around

Now I stand in the ice covered forest trees
as cracking branches shed the clinging weight
And dream about that woman
waiting for me up late

Arriving back at the cabin she sits with a book
a sofa and a blankets warm embrace
As I shed my outdoor clothing  and rush in
beside her warm and tender place

Of winters grip they say find a good woman
and harness  yourself to her love
But I say I already have because I wrote that line
and here we are with the grace from above


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Sometime in my life, I started to write about my life journey, in poetry, in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safekeeping. The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words, emotions and thoughts. If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing. I will not write about my self in profile, because self isn't so important in writing. Only the journey in words and the sharing are important. Why would we say "Now about me!"... I'd rather write about life, nature, serenity ...

6 thoughts on “Winter’s grip they say ?

  • February 9, 2019 at 10:40 PM

    That special connection with nature and the peaceful quiet is so beautiful. To have someone waiting for you back in the warmth of the cabin is wonderful. Lovely poem, Ed.

  • February 10, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Love this one Ed. I for one love the winter and the silence of the falling snow.

  • February 11, 2019 at 2:26 PM

    Jamie , Thank you kind sir !

  • February 11, 2019 at 2:28 PM

    Hi Phyllis , Somehow that companionship over the years naturally gets strained and we forget the simple beauty of just spending simple time together , its hard to rekindle as well . Thank you for sharing .

  • February 11, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    Kurt , I’m about to finish a lot of reading and get to your books , finally ! Thank you sir !


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