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In the shadows of autumn winter awaits its attack on the earth.



a callous November raped the trees of leaf

naked limbs waves not orange or green hue

low light now plays lazy on splayed chilled bark



forested fir nor oak dare to play submissive

when the whims of hoar frost grip and propose

the magistrate of nature's sentence, long slumber



rose and daisy lay plundered by north winds

hail barraged vulnerable flora and creatures alike

a death masquerade of barren expression clings



breath of the unrelenting witch of the north

hushes the landscape in raw uncultured dress

repose all ‘til spring kisses your lips with revival



Jon Michael Willey




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Reviewed by Richard King
Jon, your ability to meld and mold words brings out a jealousy I never imagined existed within me. Well done, indeed.

I rarely comment on so many of the same poet’s works, especially one right after the other, but I'm a new fan and I'm just beginning to catch up.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
A dark portrait of cold and want but still ending with hope, so well penned.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
You keep getting better and better. I love the descriptions in this poem. It's harder for poets to come up with original imagery for the many faces of nature, but you've done it. I especially like the first verse. Excellent!
Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Paul Judges
You have captured the atmosphere so well, Jon.
Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier
We watch as the steps...march on bye.

We, like the sun find our reasons...walking on bye.

Always a pleasure Jon.

I wrote this for you Jon

I never felt secure, except
in the winds

that blew up around me

a life, that gave me

a reason to reach out and hold onto

a world of turbulence
...and the color, that screamed out

onto me

Jon I reached out and held on
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Fine word smithing of winter's wrath.

Reviewed by Andy Turner
Terrific. That is the truth of it all.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
What an impressive approach!! So fresh and creative!!

Really, Jon. This is o u t s t a n d i n g.

Write ON!

xOx Phyllis xOx
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Jon, this is beautifully written and so goes into my library.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
Full circle...this Jon, takes my breath away..Read it twice and it is a keeper~ stunning poetry~
Reviewed by John Flanagan
You don't hold back or flinch, Jon, My Friend, this is how it happens over and over, the cycle is in one sense cruel but without it there is no renewal. Without death there is no new birth; without birth, there is no death..
but apart from the cycle and the thought processes inherent, there is the writing - they're not separate of course, they're intertwined - and the writing is top drawer, the images pared to maximum impact and resonance. This is just so right.

Reviewed by Christine Tsen
This is irresistible poetry! Complex and incredibly profound.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Jon is it just me? Or is this
and seductively taken?
Well I it me or not...
This is a gorgeous offering
"til spring kisses your lips with revival"

Wintry Ice Palace
You're blamin Sarah Palin for all this, Wow, and I thought I had it in for her, but dear, oh dear, she's worse than I thought, I fear.
Well in any case it's sort of frost on the pumkin, we got's lots of that there sort of cold breezes and all. Now to your poem, it reaches right down to the bone,(yeah that one) raw, and stinging the nerves of heart and mind, great one Jon!!!!!!!! Bless ya! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by George Carroll
Always a pleasure to read your inspired writings. My roses hold out until the first hard freeze, as well as my Petunia's and Marigold's. There is a chill in the air but no sign of our cold Winter as yet. Hope I'll see that next Spring with you and your delightful poetry.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is a theme that is very close to my heart and one that has inspired many of my verses as well, Jon. I love the personification here and the entire offering. Thank you, friend. Love, peace, and best wishes,

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