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Ode to the Winter

Ode to the Winter

A Chapter by Louis McKraker



It is in this kind of weather

   You grab life by the feather--

Not by the horn


  (you’ll get tattered and torn,

and become worn

   like old garments of leather)


And if you hold on tight,

   And if it takes flight;

You’ll have something you can use

   Every time you write.







© 2019 Louis McKraker



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I love the concept of this poem. The simplistic rhymes for “horn” and “tight” give the poem an easy feeling like that of “[grabbing] life by the feather”.

It being short also obviously adds to its light touch, yet at the same time its brevity highlights the significance of each line and what it means to the overall theme.

I've never thought about this concept like this. The way I take it, this poem makes me think of being gentle with oneself in a reasonable manner, because with things like the winter months we should be aware of our own weakness and if we run harder we fall harder. Tying that into writing is done so seamless and flawlessly and really connects with me as a writer. I like the way this poem makes me think.

I enjoyed reading!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Louis McKraker

1 Week Ago

Thank, H, Cherrie, and Brandie. Sorry I had to take a couple of weeks away, but I'm back now.



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I love the concept of this poem. The simplistic rhymes for “horn” and “tight” give the poem an easy feeling like that of “[grabbing] life by the feather”.

It being short also obviously adds to its light touch, yet at the same time its brevity highlights the significance of each line and what it means to the overall theme.

I've never thought about this concept like this. The way I take it, this poem makes me think of being gentle with oneself in a reasonable manner, because with things like the winter months we should be aware of our own weakness and if we run harder we fall harder. Tying that into writing is done so seamless and flawlessly and really connects with me as a writer. I like the way this poem makes me think.

I enjoyed reading!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Louis McKraker

1 Week Ago

Thank, H, Cherrie, and Brandie. Sorry I had to take a couple of weeks away, but I'm back now.
I really enjoyed this write, love the rhyme scheme.
Wonderfully written

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lol, hey if you have an extra I could use one.
Cute and witty.

Posted 4 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love the playful word crafting of this message! I love the way you play with word sounds & a classic cliché, adding a twist to pump it up a bit. Most of all, I love the way this morphs from winter into writing, a seamless journey (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Louis McKraker

1 Month Ago

Thank you Margie. I love playing with random rhyme and word juggling.

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Added on January 17, 2018
Last Updated on January 9, 2019
Tags: Winter, December, Whimsical Naturalism, Short-Form Poetry, It's Cold Out, Slant Rhyme


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Louis McKraker
Louis McKraker

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My name is Louis Issac McKraker. I was born in Central Alabama and began writing poetry at age nine. I don't have much to say about myself, except I'm a Piscean. I prefer poetry over prose. I love .. more..

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