Bitter Winter

Bitter Winter

A Poem by Judy Ponceby

Winter teeth bite
deep and harsh.

Snow does fly,
and ice imprisons.

Chill the bones
to brittle ache.

has its season.

Branches spike 
the low hung clouds.

Hunters hunger
on hidden trail.

Skittish prey plays
hide, don't die.

Life is sparse
during Winter's reign.

© 2011 Judy Ponceby

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This makes me think of the birds pecking at the dried berries on the tree outside my window. They barely give them a look, in the summer and fall; now, the berries are their life's blood. Winter is a time that seems dull and devoid of life, but the opposite is the truth in nature. Winter is a time of survival and living, when all that was created comes into play.

A enjoyable write indeed, about winter's splendor!

Posted 7 Years Ago

The style fits well to the theme, sparse and hard.Good work.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Winter is just a few numbers on the clock circle of seasons.
In reality, a time of rest for plants, and a time for struggle
for us.

This time of year, it is a stingy king..

"Life is sparse
during Winter's reign."

I enjoyed this poem, Ms. Ponceby..:-)

Posted 7 Years Ago

When it comes to is about survival of the fittest. A reality that we are often spared...unless you are homeless. A thought provoking write...thanks Judy. xo

Posted 7 Years Ago

Ah yes, Winter's reign..
I like the words, structure, and layout.
We have a Brown Bear in the city that refuses to take it's nap!

Posted 7 Years Ago

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5 Reviews
Added on December 1, 2011
Last Updated on December 1, 2011


Judy Ponceby
Judy Ponceby

Swanton, OH

I am me. Living life. Learning love. And laughing. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. – Robert Frost more..


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