Thursday, November 22, 2007

In the meantime, for those of you in the Northern hemisphere...

An Ode to Winter - by Amanda Stephens ©

Diamond studded spider webs
Frosty, glittering gates
Tuneless icicles dripping
In dew-fresh time, she waits
Her frozen fingers stabbing
At every breath you take.
Fleet footed children
Skimming over lake
Tall shuddering trees
Bent heavy by the snow
And rosy cheeked hurriers
Everywhere you go.

5 comments:

Pixie said...

rosy cheeked hurriers. like that. like that a lot.

Steve said...

That sent cold shivers down my spine... and in a good way! :-)

Old Cheeser said...

That's brilliant! You write very well. Some very evocative imagery in there. A compact masterpiece!

Any more to share?

The Poet Laura-eate said...

Like Pixie, I love 'rosy cheeked hurriers'

An excellent poem steering well away from cliche!

The Sagittarian said...

Thanks for all your kind comments - from what I have read of ALL of you I am very lucky any of you even bothered to read it let alone comment! Thanks from the heart of my bottom.