Wintertime

Wintertime

Imprisoned in my ivory tower,
I survey the land below
Try to identify the footprints,
etched so lightly in the snow

Trees transformed to things of magic,
spiders webs glow jewel bright
Praying that the birds and squirrels,
find somewhere safe to spend the night

Fields a sparkling pristine carpet,
hills are cloaked in misty haze
Frost and ice provide much beauty,
in these very chilly days

Alas my soul won’t start to sing,
until I see the shoots  of Spring

Glenys Halliday

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Silversurfer9
1689 Up Votes
I have always written poetry but when my husband died suddenly I used it as a kind of therapy. I don’t usually share these unless I feel they will help someone in distress. The ones I share are mostly humorous intended to bring a smile in what I feel can be a very lonely world... I have written four booklets and now a Corona chronicles which is just twelve poems writ while I am in jail...oh sorry I meant lockdown. Am on my way for a second booklet.. Trying to make folk smile and take a minutes release from these difficult times helps me forget my sight problems..

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HappyHippie
9th Mar 2020
0
Thanks for voting!
I hate winter, can't wait for sunny days, love this x
Silversurfer9
9th Mar 2020
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I too dislike winter weather, hate the white slippy stuff as I live at the top of a hill and am too wary to come out if it is icy. Here in the Calder valley we don’t dare blink in summertime as we are likely to miss summer if we do
Silversurfer9
28th Feb 2020
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How lucky you are, I have some daffodils but they will have to learn to paddle as the flood alarms have just sounded again. As I live at top of a hill I am usually ok but the people at the bottom just get sorted from one flood and then here comes the next
Yodama
28th Feb 2020
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My feelings exactly Glenys, sweet poem.
Spring has sprung here, lots of shoots and flowers.
We haven't seen any snow at all.
Chin up old girl 🙂

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