winter

winter

A Poem by j


















Winter . . .

           I can see it turning around in the light

folding the brittleness of summer into

the monotony of sharp sticks

 

It is still . . .

the music of days

the angle of shadows

bumping into deeper blues

wintry intentions

 

Measures.

 

For you see . . . minutes are taken in lots

of usability, worthiness

like hours and days dressed in

my incidental skin

      tying tighter knots

      trying to paint the sky to match

 

Those pounding background keys

           piano notes of second nature;

shaded compliments trading air and bottled

for safekeeping

 

consequences of falling stars

© 2020 j


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ah, you knew i could read this, and that your words would touch my also oldening heart...sometimes sadness can be so sweet (when it comes dressed in mutuality)...ah, the muse will even use the black keys to make a little music...fortunately the stars have lots of room to fall, and time to measure the meaning of time...these end times can be the fullest of all because all those things that mattered so much pale in the light of this new sunrise...so much love, ed

Posted 5 Years Ago


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j

5 Years Ago

i knew you would come, aye. and see deeply those sharps and flats that make the music of our days. .. read more



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So, so beautiful. A treasure that I'm glad I found.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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j

1 Year Ago

Hi Emily! S'been so long since I've been here, I'm just delighted to see you again! And for leavin.. read more
Emily B

1 Year Ago

I needed some poetry in my life tonight:)
j

1 Year Ago

me too! :)
read like an orchestra playing while the painter painted the winter scene

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j

1 Year Ago

*smiling* thank you, word!
 wordman

1 Year Ago

my pleasure
These words are more than most deserved of all the positive opinions so far pinned to the poets wall.....Neville


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j

2 Years Ago

thank you so much, N. You know you're making me smile, ya?
Neville

2 Years Ago

Hope so j..... Neville
lots to absorb within your words as I see your metaphors making perfect sense of the changes we see. Well done.

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j

4 Years Ago

thank you, willard, for visiting my work and leaving such lovely thoughts. i am truly grateful for .. read more
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Dear poet, this is stunning, absolutely stunning, poetry. I love every carefully chosen word of this piece. I'm putting this in my library.

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j

4 Years Ago

dear lynn, your truly gracious compliments are beyond kind ~ happily stunning me. :) it is an hono.. read more
'Piano notes of second nature' My favorite line. Winter is a second note of a past note played into nature's second note of spring season rising at full bloom pulling summer into winter's dream!

Beautifully written J

Posted 5 Years Ago


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j

5 Years Ago

very sweet, art! thank you so much for your kind words!
Arthur Henn

5 Years Ago

J You are very welcome. So happy and glad to see you here. Spring is right around the bend (((Hugs)).. read more
While reading this, I can hear the wind whistling outside my window. We have some rain moving in for the next couple of days, and already the sky is looking ominous.

I wish I could wrap myself up in your poetry, for it makes me feel overwhelmed with emotion, like you wrote it just for me!

Your closing line gave me goosebumps...oh, how I miss you! xo

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j

5 Years Ago

dear sweetpea, your darling words and thoughts are so dear to me, thank you for continuing to look m.. read more
Beautifully done. You speak in sketches and paintings J. Your metaphors are striking in the way you use them. I also agree with annabel, great diction. The picture enchances your words.

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j

5 Years Ago

ahhhhhh lovely review, t. thank you for your loving heart. xx
Awesome poem. I love the your diction. It is really really good.

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j

5 Years Ago

ohgoodness! thank you annabel, you are so kind! :)
dear j ... Pounding background keys...
the Autumn leaves are twirling before
snowflakes ascend. Lovely poetry.
truly... Pat

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j

5 Years Ago

thank you for your delightful review, pat. muchly appreciated :)

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