How Lovely is the Winter's Flesh

How Lovely is the Winter's Flesh

A Poem by Walter Scott Morrison
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A poem I wrote as both a metephor for death and a literal sense as well. I hope that the subject is both beautiful and dark

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How Lovely is the Winter’s Flesh

 

 

How lovely is the winter’s flesh,

That hath covered the earth a’gloom,

It leaves the autumn spiritless,

And walks me amongst its doom.

 

Beneath the birch the cardinal cries,

In a strange curiosity,

The winter swallows the empty nest,

Its lover dead beneath the tree.

 

In homage doeth the winter fall,

Forcing the mind to compel,

The beauty of the world forgot,

And the spirit that lay restless still.

 

Copyright Walter Scott Morrison 2010


© 2012 Walter Scott Morrison



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Walter Scott Morrison
I like it regardless.

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O'yes, the frozen air, leaves the autumn spiritless, and it has a certain effect on you.
the second stanza, gives a perfect insight, into the deep of winters can be, death, frozen, lost, and no new life, even death around the corner, yes...
The spirit that lay restless and philosophical still in the last stanza, is in doubt, of going out, and just dare to freeze, feel and notice how beautiful these winters of a true -20 European degrees can be. I always go out, personally wear my cap, ear muffs, gloves... and jump into the death for a while, to be reborn against the hearth, after... with a hot choco.

Lovely write, I already talked to much, to Dutch.
See you, and thanks for this amazing poetry.

E.L.


Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

5 Years Ago

I love to read, I'm a dork... so be aware :P
Walter Scott Morrison

5 Years Ago

I just loved this because it reminded me how dark and desolate the winter can be but in such a beaut.. read more

5 Years Ago

Exactly! :) every season esp. winter has it's flair.....



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Beautiful my friend!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

O'yes, the frozen air, leaves the autumn spiritless, and it has a certain effect on you.
the second stanza, gives a perfect insight, into the deep of winters can be, death, frozen, lost, and no new life, even death around the corner, yes...
The spirit that lay restless and philosophical still in the last stanza, is in doubt, of going out, and just dare to freeze, feel and notice how beautiful these winters of a true -20 European degrees can be. I always go out, personally wear my cap, ear muffs, gloves... and jump into the death for a while, to be reborn against the hearth, after... with a hot choco.

Lovely write, I already talked to much, to Dutch.
See you, and thanks for this amazing poetry.

E.L.


Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

5 Years Ago

I love to read, I'm a dork... so be aware :P
Walter Scott Morrison

5 Years Ago

I just loved this because it reminded me how dark and desolate the winter can be but in such a beaut.. read more

5 Years Ago

Exactly! :) every season esp. winter has it's flair.....
this reflects an old style of writting , beautifully done :)

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The imagery is amazing! Beautiful and lovely flow!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is stunning...and yes dark, but incredibly sharp images that impact the reader. A flawless flow...good work...

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very beautiful piece- the rhythm was a bit odd to me, but wonderful otherwise.

-Coral-

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this; it puts me right in the mind of winter. Its chilling and fresh. This is really good, kudos(:

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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I like it regardless too..regardless of what I am not sure :)

Shakespeare would be sighly to this classicly finished piece..exquisitely told..

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Winter is the most beautiful season.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well it is beautiful and it is dark, I see your talent shining through. I like the language and the portrait you create with words. Definitely your best.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on November 12, 2010
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Tags: death, morbid, dead, winter, autumn, dark, sad, lonely, cardinal

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Walter Scott Morrison
Walter Scott Morrison

Cullman, AL



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I'm a huge geek that loves art and literature. I love to read and write and watch star wars. There isn't anything better than writing under a tree in the autumn. I'm strange because all I care about.. more..

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