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A Winter Day
by Carole Mathys
Sunday, January 22, 2006
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~ A Winter Day ~


 


The dark came down


on this winters eve


to the sound of howling wind


and pelting rain


Morning brought large snowflakes


falling down in absolute silence


A perfect stillness


solitude in the heart of a snowstorm


This is the thin time


the world turns inward


and the chilling air grows thick


with dreams and mystery


The sky goes from a sharp clear cold


where stars burn bright and close


to the pink-gray clouds


that enfolds the land


with the promise of more snow


Winter has come


the season of fire


candles and hearth fires


that lovely leaping paradox


contained but never tamed


At a safe distance it warms and enchants


and when sitting around a fire


in the dark


all  truths can be told


and heard in safety


 


© 2006


Carole Mathys


 

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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Love the mood in this superb write, Carole.
Peace,
Carolyn
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*®
Dear Carole,

I am one who does not care for winter because the cold attacks my body (I have fibromyalgia) yet your poem makes it a beautiful season.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by E. Richardson
Jude used the word tapestry to describe this work of yours...which I believe is a fit analogy. This is a tightly woven and wonderful thing...beautiful and warming, regardless of the wintery subject.
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez
Carole,..this thin time the world turns inward and the air turns thick
I love the way you expressed this great write!
Winter is as you have masterfully expressed most days and its happpens again and again!
thanks for sharing this '
Peace and healhy life to you',
Rich CRISO
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A marvelous winter poem, Carole - especially love those last four lines. Love that graphic, too.
Reviewed by jude forese
a wonderful tapestry of imagery and mood ...
Reviewed by Paul Williams
A superb capture Carol, just love the ending, and the pic is georgeous.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Most beautiful collaboration between picture and verse!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
This is the most beautiful picture I've ever seen, so inspiring; and your poem fits it so perfectly. Wonderful job!

Lucky Star Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Candy T (Reader)
this is really beautiful - and i LOVE the ending. no snow in south africa... so i envy you. i've always wished for snow. last time it snowed where i live was 1981 (I was 9)!. thanks for letting me dream a little :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron
From line one I knew this was a gem! Carole the art seems to come alive with your beautiful imagery! I was just going to write you , and was so glad to see this post.I love your poetry, for the elegance of your descriptions.

Eileen
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
What a lovely and haunting poem about the metamorphing of rain to snow as winter eases into view. The last four line especially affected me.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams
Lovely print. The poem settles in as a gem from a genuine writer. ~~Nordette
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