Winter Comes Again

Winter Comes Again

A Poem by emipoemi

With the summer rays receding,

And the trees abscising leaves;

With the breezes growing bitter

As a warning for long sleeves;

 In the bleak and heavy silence

When the world is on the wane-

Woe to the cold and lonely

That Winter comes again.

 

As the colours lose their lustres,

And the clouds eclipse the sky;

As Nature creaks and whistles,

And the threat of snow is high;

As the dried-out dregs of Autumn

 Mesh and moulder in the rain-

Woe to the tired and hungry

That Winter comes again.

 

With the hearth prepared with kindling,

 Yet no match to make it flame;

With the hours like days elapsing,

As the darkness stakes its claim;

Whilst the frost creeps through the houses,

And fogs ev’ry windowpane-

Woe to the broken-hearted

That Winter comes again.

 

In the stern and stagnant labyrinth

Where the blights and burdens grow;

In the deep and dark foreboding

From the eerie streetlamp glow;

In the sweeping desolation

Yielding nothing much to gain-

Woe to the drifting shadows

That Winter comes again.


-EDP


© 2018 emipoemi



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Ahh, I've read many poems about Summer this, Winter that, but this is on another level of Winter COOLness, ya know. :) Masterpiece, I say! One I'll read over and over as a challenge for me that I must double, or triple, my efforts to be as good. Bravo!

Posted 9 Months Ago


emipoemi

9 Months Ago

Girl, you don't wanna be around me when I fangirl! 'Cause, for what it's worth, I'm a guy, so that s.. read more
Blue

9 Months Ago

Lol, my bad, I'm sorry I assumed! Hahaha
emipoemi

9 Months Ago

no sweat. a) you're not the first, and b) when I get that excited/moved about something, watch out, .. read more
Hi, thank you for your reviews on my post, I appreciate the constructive criticism. This is a lovely poem. You have some great rhymes in here and it flows really well.

As the colours lose their lustres,
And the clouds eclipse the sky;
As Nature creaks and whistles,
And the threat of snow is high;

These lines are beautiful! Very descriptive. Thanks for sharing :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


emipoemi

9 Months Ago

Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it. And you're very welcome for the reviews and comments.... al.. read more
I can clearly see the dismal expressions, and effects of winter in this poem. I especially liked the four descriptions of the
“cold and lonely”
“Tired and hungry”
“Broken hearted”
“Drifting shadows”
I can picture a different person and their distress with each one.

I’ve got a love-hate relationship with winter. I love the colder weather, the snow, and many other aspects about the season, but it’s hard to look forward to it, while contemplating the dread that surrounds the season.
I can look forward to winter because I have a roof over my head.
I can look forward to winter because I have a heating system.
I can look forward to winter because I have companions to find warmth with.
I can look forward to winter because depression no longer haunts me on cloudy days.

I appreciate the reality that this poem portrays.


Posted 9 Months Ago


emipoemi

9 Months Ago

Thank you for your comments. I tend to get philosophical with my more serious poems. I feel somewhat.. read more
H L Rose

9 Months Ago

Having a personal connection with those kinds of emotions would explain how you were able to convey .. read more
emipoemi

9 Months Ago

Thanks for reading. It's always a pleasure to welcome people into my world :)

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Added on January 20, 2018
Last Updated on July 23, 2018
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