Arctic Season'd Disguise

Arctic Season'd Disguise

A Poem by Jack...

 

 

 

 

Arctic Season’d Disguise

 

 

 

Winter breathes in sepia tones along a lonely two lane street

divided amongst the sweeping frozen dunes

now forced into shoulder’d amnesty

 

Street lights shiver in snow capped bonnets

while sidewalks sleep ‘neath blankets of flittering flakes

The air, frigidly crisp…moves of tiny chiffon sparkles dancing

 

Rooftops, plump and soft, show off their frosted padding

as evergreens find alabaster fingers tickling their branches

in chilled teasings and frozen dustings

 

Footprints once there are gone, covered and recovered again

all evidence of life is erased beneath pearl clouded skies

and faint outlines of distant thoughts

 

White on black stripes drape in glacial wanderings

spanning the slush of asphalt weavings

in straight line piercings across the wintry landscape

 

February reigns brutal, sub zero ponderings swirl

from high above the icebox wasteland, once brimming with color

now opaque in its arctic season’d disguise…  

 

© 2014 Jack...


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Jack...
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Your sweet poetry almost makes the winter sound blissful Jack, but expecting more of that stuff shortly. Still there is a story in every one of your poems, and this one was so different, took me on a pleasant journey albeit I needed snowpants! Love sepia, it always does it for me, such a warm hue. ;-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Jack...

7 Years Ago

Any day one of my poems brings you warmth dear friend is a good day for me. It won't be long though .. read more
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Amen to that....



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Wow. I wish to experience that!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

My friend, it is a nice season to visit, but.... Thanks so much for your kindness.
Having spent a week in frigid temperatures and snow in New Jersey, I can empathsize with what you are going through in Texas. While I realize it is no picnic to be in this sort of weather, the imagery you employ captured me.....I felt as though I was transported to the scene you described. Not sure if you found the photo first or after you wrote your words, but the match is perfect! Lydi**

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so very much Lydi. The photo was sent to me by a friend and I wrote the poem to it.
I also live in Sough Texas (sans beard), and right now, I'm really cold.My computer is next to a window, and chilly air comes in through the cracks.

I'll be able to send a lot of pointless verbae when it warms up.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Yes, it is cold Marie, my office has similar windows. But they are saying warm tomorrow, so we will .. read more
Man that sounds cold. That's why I live in Florida. I'm allergic to icicles forming on my beard. I don't have a beard but if I did I'm sure icicles forming in it would both suck and blow. Good poem though. I want to see it make it to the number one so I'm clogging this review full of pointless verbage and gave it 100 points but I gotta get my a*s back to work now

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much my friend. The same reason I live in South Texas and I have a beard. :)
this is the midwest now...

the color is gone, nothing but gray and white...

wonderful description...the imagery is captivating...would say i feel the shiver...but i am already doing that these days...we are having a week of nothing reaching even 20 degrees...and tonight..below 0 wind chill..so the poem almost warmed me.

jacob

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Jacob. Hey, you could always print this out an burn it in the fireplace. :)
jacob erin-cilberto

7 Years Ago

:).........................
The cold winter chills the heart along with everything else... Wonderfully vivid, Jack - you must have sneaked a peek into my neck of the woods... ;)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

That just may very well be true my friend. Thanks so much.
Jack, you are a master at capturing the essence of a photograph in exquisite detail. Lovely

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so very much my friend.
I love how you captured the winter scene in with all of the details!
The picture is fitting, too.
Nice job on this one ~

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Josie. I wrote the poem to the picture.
Josie E. Cook M. A.

7 Years Ago

That is nice! I really like this one, too!
U r welcome and have a great day.
Some chilly weather there Jack.Your words made it beautiful :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Vidya
Vidya Bacchus

7 Years Ago

You are welcome :)
Brrrr.....thats some kind of cold in this one!! The harshness of winter does tend to drain the color out of everything...including our hearts. This was so descriptive and very sad.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Jack...

7 Years Ago

Thanks Red

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Not much to tell about me, I am just Jack, I am a poet, a writer, a musician, a painter, a builder and a dreamer. I live in south Texas but am originally from New Jersey and miss it more and more all .. more..

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