Sing Me A Song Of Warmer Days

Sing Me A Song Of Warmer Days

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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Through winter's cold and dreary months,
when black ice clings to hardened ground.
When snowdrifts linger in the fields,
when frost will kiss the thorny hedge.

When all around is stark and bare
and sounds of spring are far away.
I ask you sing a song for me
and play along on your guitar?

Remind me that the seasons pass,
that chills and shivers do not last.
For soon the soothing, warming sun
will come again and bring its cheer.

All frozen days will melt away
and you my love will still be here.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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The harshness of some seasons robs life of its love. We never quit hoping that the love of our life stays on through sickness and adversity. So relatable are your feelings here, Chris. The description of the starkness of winter is very vivid and adds to the weight of the message. Another great poem from you, Chris.

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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Many thanks DIVYA, as the end of January approaches, and my sad January anniversaries have gone, I l.. read more



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missed this in the winter months Chris ... reading it now is a fine reminder for me of the cycles in seasons .. a miraculous wonderment says i! ... and reminds me how much i do not miss these kinds of winters ... SD could be brutal at times ... tho we still have the beauty of season changes ... they are not so extreme ;) i particularly noticed your gift of rhythm and order in your lines and sonnet like form .. without any rhyming .. and it reads so smoothly and the images and feelings evoked are crisp and universal (unless of course one has never seen temps below 70s ;) list me as a fan my friend!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Dear Mr E, thank you so much. So pleased you caught this one second time around and in finer climes .. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

awwwwwwwwwww
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

:)).............
This makes me think of a warm acoustic melody near a fireplace. I'm experiencing winter at the moment, so this poem is particularly warming and hopeful. I really liked how the third stanza seems uncertain about whether or not winter will end and love will still be there, but it's resolved with optimism in the last lines. Thank you!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Many thanks for giving this one an airing. An older poem, but it reminds me of an old friend. Happy .. read more
Lovely poem. Strong imagery makes me feel the cold of the ice. I love the rhyming. Very charming poem and an uplifting happy ending.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your visit, really appreciated.

Chris
This sonnet is not just a description of the weather or a love poem, but a metaphor for life itself. The imagery of the first two verses symbolize the trials and the barrenness that we sometimes must face. The rest of the poem is an assurance that hard times pass, just like everything else. The love that will still be there may be a reference to a Higher Love. Well done, but why is there a question mark at the end of verse 2?

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you very much John for your thoughtful response. This is an old poem from my archives, so I re.. read more
Very nice poem! I enjoyed it a lot! It had a good flow which made it easy to read!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you JungLee. Pleased you enjoyed my lines. All good wishes.

Chris
JungLee

5 Months Ago

You're welcome. c: Please check out my newest North Korean story c:
I am feeling this one. As a sunseeker I would like to emigrate or hibernate for the winter. This applies to love's winter too as you have eloquently captured in this piece Chris.

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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you John. You have interpreted the meaning perfectly.

Chris
I love your title to this piece and your poem gave me much warmth while reading. I'm always inspired by the flow and rhyming patterns in your poems. :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Many thanks Dr Y. Kind of you to say so.

Chris
Winter... it seems to take its toll on me and mine more and more with each passing year... you have captured the essence of it here, without a shadow of a doubt, maybe just a shiver or two.... I am intrigued by the reference to a guitar player.... my new bass was delivered whilst I was recently off gallivanting up North, if that helps.... :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thanks Neville. Well how about that. Maybe I can see into the future :) This is an old write, but pi.. read more
Neville Pettitt

5 Months Ago

am better at singing.. well at least quieter....
I really enjoyed this write, beautiful.

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Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you Brandie Jade. Pleased you enjoyed.

Chris
Beautiful. Warming and so with the season. Brings fond memories of warmer days into the equation. Winter is another of the seasons that has its wonder and exquisite fascination.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

5 Months Ago

Thank you kitty for your lovely review.

Chris
kitty

5 Months Ago

My pleasure!

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