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  A Grey Winter's Day
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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“Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope;

Winter alone reminds us of the human condition.”


Mignon McLaughlin



The Holidays are over

Cabin Fever has set in

Winter suddenly is dreary

Another cold grey day begins


The six of us head out very early

Praying for at least a little sunshine

Not a sound in the dark grey forest

Of bird and beast not even a small sign


Even the many forest dwellers

Seem to be glum and silent today

As we traipse down the wooded path

Hoping to at least spot a boisterous jay


We eventually reach the frozen lake

A very eerie and surreal grey scene

Not one single creature is stirring

The deadly silence seems obscene


And it seems like only yesterday

That this lake was teeming with life

We now sadly trudge back towards home

The dogs myself and my now pale grey wife


The grey snow and ice crunch underfoot

Even our grey breath seems frozen in time

On grim icy grey winter mornings like this one

Old Man Winter should be arrested for his crime


My very winter weary wife soon heads back up to bed

My dogs and I now lament this latest grey grim cold snap

And soon I am alone again peering out through frosted glass

While every other house resident drifts off to a grey winter's nap


The Holidays are over

Cabin Fever has set in

Winter has become dreary

Another cold grey day begins



=2007, Mr. Ed



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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/27/2007
You sketch a bleak picture herein, Ed! Crazy as it may sound, I welcome Earth's deep winter's sleep as a time for peaceful inner reflection, a time to digest life's lessons of the preceeding months...
Stay warm, dear poet!
Reviewed by J M 1/26/2007
Wonderful imagery and verses Ed i enjoyed this one and the shades.

Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 1/26/2007
Well if this doesn;t remind me of my New England winters , then I donlt know what does...even the scene is perfect from my house on Silver lake to the quiet greay of the forest...but the under the duvet was a cozy place to spend an afternoon.
xo Taylor
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 1/26/2007
I'm sure glad I don't live in snow country ! I don't miss those long wintery days and nights ! The poem paints a picture. .......M
Reviewed by Butch Howard 1/25/2007
The chill of Winter emerges through your descriptive piece. I love the silence and the cold but I like getting home and feeling the warmth of the fireplace "-peering out through frosted glass."
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/24/2007
Your imagery is perfect for this time of year Mr Ed! Make the best of it, with more fine poems like this one;-)TL
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/24/2007
Enjoy winter while you can, cause as stated by alot of scientists, cold days and nights are at a premium...warmth will be the order of the day...(& I had to turn down the music, I love that song and could not read the poem while singing the words to myself...LOL) Ed & Ruf
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 1/24/2007
I think I would enjoy even a grey day for the surrealism and the Muse it would invoke. I've not experienced this kind of cold before.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/24/2007
I've not got the fever yet...well, not for need to leave the cabin, but for fever to stay in...we've really not had much of a winter yet...but never say never...I may be the next one with cabin fever. Great write, I have had cabin fever in the past, it's terrible. One year we had a terrible ice storm hit here in Ky. Electricity was out for two weeks, we lived in the basement with kerosene heaters, cooking on the gas grill and living like bats...only so much one can do using candles, kerosene, and gas for bathrooms becasue we have well water!!! Man, talk about roughing it! Hope the ice stays away from Ky!
Jocye Bowlng
Reviewed by Michael Mathieu 1/24/2007
Well i've got cabin fever and there's not any snow here.I can only imagine by your imagery in this write what this feels like,Thanks for sharing,
Reviewed by Laura Mayer 1/24/2007
You described the feelings of most with this write. Winter can be long and cold (especially here Canada eh?). When I was a kid, winter use to be my favorite season-snowmobiling,skating,making "forts". Now that I'm older, it's not much fun LOL. Great descriptive write Mr.Ed. Hugs, Laura
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 1/24/2007
Mr. Ed, this was an enjoyable read! I could hear the crunchy ice under your feet and feel the your bones. I really like the different senses this brought to this reader. I like the picture too.
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 1/24/2007
You did well to write a poem in the form of a tree. Great description of winter. Can't say I love winter much, I'm prone to sore throats, but this year it's been so mild that up to know I've escaped the antibiotics. Victor
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 1/24/2007
I'm with you on this one! Winter, and all its glory isn't all that spectacular. Too much cabin fever for this old girl. Loved your poem and the music,love Holly
Reviewed by S J (Reader) 1/24/2007
The music fits your poem perfectly!
It is partly cloudy in my City today (the snow and ice have melted)...
...if I had the magic, I would send my sunshine rays your way, Mr. Ed;)

Wonderfully written piece!

Thank you
Love, Sheila
Reviewed by A PAX 1/24/2007
oh i like the winter
and your poem
go to fla.......if you're in misery
they have cookies there lol
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/24/2007
Wow. You just made me feel worse. I mean that in a nice way though. Love and peace,

Reviewed by George Carroll 1/24/2007
Canada is sending us frigid weather down for the weekend. It was bound to happen the warm part of Winter seems to have left us and February looms on the horizon as the coldest month of the year. Brrrrrr
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/24/2007
yeah--i definitely know the feeling---i am ready for a bit more sunshine as well
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 1/24/2007
Great adventure...unveiling a grey winter.
Reviewed by CJ Heck 1/24/2007
A perfect description, Ed! Winter is my least favorite season, for sure.

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