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by Jerry W. Engler
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Lessons of life can come from the fury of winter, the abundance of mercy in a world even when it seems not to exist. Happy Thanksgiving.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The slam of the door

to the storm of the world.

What is the point

of being lost

if it is not to be found,

the loss of hope

if not the reward of redemption,

what good the realization of help

if not the recognition

of those loved ones and guardians

put here to help

in surprising countless forms,

the realization of that insight

in a moment of life?  

 

Blue-white the night

through a winter-land cascade

of large, feathery snowflakes

carried in abundance

by the frozen breeze,

the boots plunging knee-deep,

one foot after another,

the storm gathering its fury

to snuff life foolish enough

to be wandering uselessly,

overhead the surge of black wing

searching just such a mouse,

and not far behind

the sudden yap

of unfulfilled coyote.

 

Only the black sides

of the timber trunks show,

half-outlined limbs

reaching futilely to nothingness,

the beginning of driving powder

blinding the eyes

to all other sight,

back there,

the car drift-stuck,

bad decision,

why take

the short-cut

through the woods

to home, all familiarity gone,

for adventure,

for self-reliance?

 

White-out, first fumbling,

hands and feet aching,

then the jumping thud

to the chest,

the grin of sharp teeth,

the whirling of a dervish,

delighted in mirthful spin,

effortlessly to leap

and leap again,

raising a spray of new snow,

his element, not mine,

biting it,

shoving his face in it,

the first feel

of the hairy form against me,

raising my own hairs,

romping, romping, romping

this way and that,

the discovery all his,

white and ghostly,

pushing off another jump,

nearly to my shoulders.

 

Tough not to holler the expletive,

a strangle of humiliating surprise,

the called-for profanity,

escape from the lost loneliness

of the night,

found by a guardian

of my youth,

bundle of care that one,

my old dog,

leading me

to the lights of home,

was I ever glad to see you.

 

 

Copyright 2009, Jerry W. Engler

 


Jerry W. Engler


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Reviewed by JMS Bell
'FOUND'...IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. THANKS FOR SHARING THIS IMPRESSIVE WORK OF WONDERFUL PROSE AND VIVID IMAGERY. GOD BLESS.
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Cryssa C
I love the questions within the first stanza...it brings heart to the poem that otherwise would only be a superb depiction of a winter storm. I love the words you use to create the imagery within this poem...words like "blue-white," "half-outlined limbs," etc... they provide perfect clarity and bring the picture you paint to life, with the reader trying to flounder through the snow with you.
Well done, as always, Jerry...
Crystal :~)
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
Outstanding poem,magnificent work.take care
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
Oh man, oh man! THIS is incredible! I loved, loved, loved it, Jerry! The writing is simply exquisite! Too many lines found their way to my spirit to quote favorites here. The ambiance is skillfully crafted. I have been on such excursions - I know the feelings. This may just be my new favorite of yours. It seems you have ascended high up into yourself and we, your readers, are the lucky recipients of all you've brought back with you. I am completely and utterly enthralled. And the title is perfect. Yes, I know I'm rambling.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER
YEs they are angels in one form or another, true to their calling,
this write, a beautiful metaphor to life, and the storms of life, very vivid, very descriptive and engaging, you are a most talented writer Jerry. Blessings, and Happy Thanksgiving! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most engaging write, Jerry; I was drawn right into the expression of your verses. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
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