Ode to Shadow Winter

Ode to Shadow Winter

A Poem by dan
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a largely devoid of snow quasi-winter inspires this shadow write

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Odes have been dedicated to the change of seasons, but that angle has been played.

Sprayed with canned snow, our windows reflect the challenges now so clearly defined.

Rewind the time and set your clocks to coincide with the season now at hand,

Planned or not, sharp differences show up in abstract flights of fancy, often so obtuse.

Peruse the landscape, ignore the snow, and imagine fortresses carved from ice;

Suffice to say this sturdy structure clearly surpasses one built of twigs.

Swigs of brandy may fortify one’s journey through drifts of hard-packed snow,

Show the path into the bitter depths, and bring us back to our humble abodes.

 

dan © 2016

© 2016 dan


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weirdly seasonal mishap

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Dan,
A new read for me and definitly interesting. What defines? This was my thought as I read along. Fun as can be and so thought provoking. Ode to shadow winter will be one which will stick in my mind..........Blessings to you.................Kathy

Posted 3 Years Ago


I enjoyed it. Really enjoyed the line "bring us back to our humble abodes." such as they can't stand the cold any longer. Brilliant piece of poetry!

Posted 3 Years Ago


dan

3 Years Ago

And what a genius maneuver it was to rhyme the last word of each line to the first word of the next .. read more
Yes... the weather is so confusing right now. I get up in the morning to find my car door frozen shut, and leave work in the afternoon with the sun shining. It's been rather inconvenient, and we best prepare in whatever way we can. Like a fortress, the ice refuses to be dominated. A great poem about the current weather patterns :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Amber, Yes I live in western Pennsylvania but it seems as if the entire country has seen obtuse extr.. read more
The weather here has been so bipolar. Snow one day, rain & shine the next. Warm the day after that, then back to deep cold and snow. It's almost the middle of April, it should be sunny and spring weather, not still snow! Anyway, lovely poem here. I think my favorite thing about it would be the way you end and start each line with rhyming the last word from the previous line. Very clever idea!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Svetlana for visiting and reviewing. I have your page bookmarked and will return the favor.. read more
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4 Years Ago

I actually live in Wisconsin, so we always have odd weather during the year, so I'm somewhat used to.. read more
The weather is really strange, the cold is still attending when it should departure. How lovely you draw your writings , you have a unique way in doing so.

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Thank you Insight. We here in western Pennsylvania barely had any winter at all. I am hoping that do.. read more
Insight

4 Years Ago

It's the opposite here, winter is taking forever.
Short, vivid words and to the point. Loved it Dan. It is good slam poetry

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, very much appreciated. take care...dan
Man, I enjoy the way you write. Delictely said but strongly build! I loved the snowy peaks and peeks of colors assorted with this spring! Mother nature needs to make up her mind, but again she is a woman and we tend to be professionals at indecision, Again reminded me why i am a Fan

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Now don't forget that I am one of YOUR biggest fans! Please keep sending me RRs? Thank you so much f.. read more
Seasons seem a month or two behind in recent times, I feel...this is so beautifully rendered Dan, blessings :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Climate change is real. I live in northeast US and we barely had any winter at all. Makes me shudder.. read more
Changes and icy slopes with a hope of spring.
The landscape is always resurfacing and flowing into different shapes with differences in hues.

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Josie, Thank you so much for your read/review and interpretation. It was simply (though written very.. read more
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Funny how as humanity keeps getting colder, the rest of everything else is heating up...just saying. You of course have your own unique way of saying things, and SO poignant

Posted 4 Years Ago


dan

4 Years Ago

Yes we had a very weird winter here, I chose to call it 'shadow winter' my unique way of saying thin.. read more

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