As silently as death itself.

As silently as death itself.

A Poem by Gee
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The first frost of winter

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Daylight came with silence
the world now dusted white,
Jack had worked his magic
under cover of the night.

Stencilling onto windows
feathered, crystalled fronds
whilst below on cills, motionless
lay tiny frozen ponds.

And hedgerows, sparkled, glistened,
lit by a watered light,
the spiders toils woven there
iced doilies, what a sight.

A bird then pierced the silence
and a shiver through me sent
as it mourned the passing seasons
with a haunting, shrill lament.












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© 2019 Gee


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Dude working on a painting like that Bob Ross

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Is he still alive ?
last night we had an ice storm no snow yet but I love the first snow:) ferver gradually declines from that point:( love the rhyme & flow of this Gee and I will be sympathising with the bird shortly LOL

Posted 1 Month Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

I've storm, hmmmm, sounds like my idea of a nightmare. Hate the cold :((
Thanks for dropping .. read more
I love your descriptive words about the snowflakes on the windows (frost) and the intricate designs. When I clicked on this, I was expecting a bit more somber (as the name might suggest) but this definitely worked. Though I wish I could have seen that cold tone to describe... Well... The cold.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

1 Month Ago

Thank you Samael
The third stanza.... it's lovely. I don't particularly care for the rest but that third stanza makes this poem an A+.

You have an essence to your writing that is easily picked up by most people but not easily copied by them. You're a high quality writer in a non-obvious way.... which is pretty much the hardest thing you can do. Well done. You're still an a*****e.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

An arsehole that is chuffed you pop in and leave honest reviews :))
Hope all is well with you.. read more
aye, it works, a lovely painted scene as the coming winter draws us in, reading this in front of a toasty fire, snowblind view from window, lol

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thanks Gram. Best place to view snow is from a comfy chair through a window :)
Seasons bring memories, especially the loss of loved ones. For several years, nearly every close family member I lost died in January, and that made winter even worse. To this day, I despise winter, and January is when I dive deep into blackness. The weather you describe here might be pretty from inside, but the bitter cold in that white ice brings another coldness when we think of the last season spent with a lost loved one. A good write that brings the living a little closer together though sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Good morning, I'm sorry to read that the festive season holds so many bad memories for you :(
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gram linski

2 Months Ago

hey R.E. I also lost both my parents round about winter time and their birthdays were a week either .. read more
I don't get frost where I live now.. but I came from snow country and I miss the first winter's frost.. soon I will be snow starved.. this is quite beautiful.. I have seen some spectacular "doilies" Arachne's children are so inspiring.. thank you for this..

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

I could do without the cold myself.
Glad you enjoyed these simple verses.
Thank you
It works! Absolutely lovely, and throughout the whole poem, the imagery conjured up was crystal clear in the mind's eye.

Absolutely my kind of poetry; and I though I don't ordinarily pick a favourite line, I thought your description of those little ponds of frozen water lying on the window cills was perfect and so very unique.

Beccy.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

I'm chuffed you found this to your liking Beccy.
Thank you
Wow beautiful writing delicately portrayed, there is none greater than nature to bring our senses alive, wonderfully woven. Robert frost may have well wished he'd thought of this poetry in motion

Posted 2 Months Ago


Gee

2 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind words Kent, very much appreciated

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