How Sleeps the World

How Sleeps the World

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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in winter’s solemn slumber...

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How sleeps the world
in winter’s solemn slumber
cloaked in icy white blankets
of embroidered frost.
Echoes of autumn’s song
still stirring the clouded sky.
Spring’s swelling crescendo
rehearsing her grand entrance.
Summer but a distant apparition,
an island of sweet embraces.
And underneath are roused roots
wispy curling fingers
reaching,
rolling,
seizing,
straining
through stone and sand,
gripping tight to earth’s shroud.
Listen to wind whispers
softly dancing across windows
and wintry walkways,
shyly sighing,
speaking
in dreams of
dancing daylight.
Glimpse the soft sun’s caress
to awaken the day
with winter’s wonderland.


© 2019 An owl on the moon


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That is a profound way to see winter... the wold sleeping like a bear hibernating.
LOVE IT!!

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

My friend, always so good to have you visit! :)
The organic form you have chosen for your poem is absolutely beautiful, Craig. It reminds me of Mother Nature's perfection on a pedestal. Another exquisite writing from your wonderland passel. inspiring and enchanting... Mother Nature forever at work making preparations for an unending cycle of seasons.
Oi querido, sabe, agora aqui no Brasil carnaval tá acontecendo! Todos nós está de férias. Espero que tudo está ótimo com você.uma grande abraço para você.

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Dear Mrudula, I deeply appreciate your kindness and rich comments... always. Espero que tenha gostad.. read more
Mrudula Rani

5 Months Ago

Dear Craig, thank you for your beautiful wishes. Carnival is just over and every one is slow recover.. read more
An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

May your week bring you much rest now... much peace... endless joys, precious friend. Your presence .. read more
wow!
your imagery is just wonderful ... i am in awe :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much, dear Stella. :)
How sleeps the world...
A perfect line that yields itself to your Winter amazment.

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Ah, Cherrie, so glad to have you back here again! :)
Seems like a wish in waiting, longing more, perhaps for Winter to loiter a while, enjoying its glistening rest.. waiting in cold yet contented sleep. But then, the past seasons enjoyed, bathed in and remembered make room for first the icy cold then the glorious rising song of Spring. Each season prepares and closes the one before, after.. working, resting until.. .. Your words allow Winter to glow in its own way, unashamed, as should be. Aware that Human kind has to accept whatever, but still does its poetic and visual best to show its own kind of glory. Perhaps.

'Listen to wind whispers - softly dancing across windows - and wintry walkways, - shyly sighing, - speaking - in dreams of - dancing daylight. '

Beautiful language as ever, Craig.. you write as if there were no tomorrow, illustrate with great care and come up master of a thousand thoughts let loose.

Posted 5 Months Ago


emmajoy

5 Months Ago

Our Winter's been worrisome at times, just had Storm Freya visit.. but we've certainly not had the a.. read more
An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Yes, winter is a wildness yet uncontained. Such horrors here it would seem, in endless snows and ice.. read more
emmajoy

5 Months Ago

The weather could be battling on behalf of itself, Much of what we endure comes from Man's general i.. read more
Your opening lines are incredibly poetic. Beautiful expression and imagery of a sleeping winter environment. A calmness, a stillness where growth is in hibernation until spring arrives, and the cycle of rebirth starts again. I very much enjoyed your lines and where you took me. Some great alliteration. Wonderful writing. All good wishes

Chris

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Chris. You always lift me... you lift us all here. :)
beautiful images, expressions and feelings, Your title, the first two lines drifted us into another world, You wrote Winter in the perfect wondrous way, the way which I dearly love, though it's the somber Winter yet Your lines drip with lots and lots of loveliness, warmth and real beauty, when though the winds the Spring's breeze whispers softly, and through the coldness the Summer's Sun yearning with warmth, wonderful write my friend.

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

What a joy to read your kind words, Light. Your presence is always welcome here. How I hope your wor.. read more
How do you even make winter sound so lovely? Lol. Absolutely loved the alliteration here ..."Listen to wind whispers, softly dancing across windows, and wintry walkways"
You gave us a peek inside a snowy scene yet planted the hope of spring into your words. Gorgeous, as always. :)

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

You are so kind, precious Ghost! I think the longer I live the more my soul needs to paint the dark .. read more
well done...a masterful poem says i! loved every bit and bite of it ... up North the winter has been so very long ......... this is the poem everyone experiencing Winter's long, ice locked, grip, needs ...not even a hint of ...oh maybe could change this or that ...fine read for me ..and absolutely love the pic ..a top hatted dark "Jonny Depp" type .. with the ravens ... so cool! ;)
E.

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Oh, so thankful you came back here, my friend. Thank you for your encouraging words. Wanting spring .. read more
Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

i moved from the Northern Snow Places .. am retired and living in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas no.. read more
An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Ah, I know those Ozark mountains so well. Hope you're enjoying! :)
Nice images paint an accurate picture of the way winter presents. It seems like a shroud, but beneath the surface life is thriving, ready to rise with the oncoming spring. A very nice contemplation here.

Posted 5 Months Ago


An owl on the moon

5 Months Ago

Your eyes saw it so clearly. Oh, thank you for reading. Yes, spring waits under the cold, snowy soil.. read more

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2018 was a journey through my poetic novel, An Owl on the Moon. 2019 will find me going back to a deep inspiration for me... Wonderland... There's no such thing as time to kill Nor time to thr.. more..

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