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Tíis a long cold winter we face.
The crack of ice on the pond
Fracturing the stillness,
The soft puff of snow falling from the pines,
We sigh.

Spring is a world away.
Itís green merely buds in the earth
Awaiting their chance to burst free
Into the light of the sun,
We dream.

Winds howl the stillness away yet,
There remains tranquility,
Dancing on the edge of confinement
Isolation or solitude the cast,
We Remain.

We smile with knowledge of seasonís passage
For within the play lies hope.
Let none doubt the coming of bloom,
Blossom and birth,
We wait.

"See the man with the lonely eyes, oh, take his hand, you'll be surprised." Supertramp.

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The following comments are for "A Long Cold Winter"
by nauticus66

thank you
Thank you once again my friend for a lovely comment. I try to put immagry into my poems and I hope I succeeded here.

( Posted by: nauticus66 [Member] On: July 13, 2004 )

the true beauty of nature
and the hope evident in the passing of seasons are laid bare in these lines-- so beautiful, nauticus...

I love this poem. A new favorite that I will read again and again.

Thank you for writing this.


( Posted by: Serenem [Member] On: July 13, 2004 )

Thank you Serenem for your wonderful words and I am deeply honored that you would consider my poem as a favorite. From you that is a wonderous compliment.

( Posted by: nauticus66 [Member] On: July 14, 2004 )

A Long Cold Winter
This is beautiful. I agree with the above comment about the power of the ending lines at each stanza. I love snow and winter. This makes me want to move from California

( Posted by: arc [Member] On: July 17, 2004 )

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