Winter Thistle

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetics:  Photography by Sharon Knight
(posted by Mish)
“Sharon has kindly given us permission to borrow her images at for our poetic muse today. Please give proper image credit to her work.”


December 15, 2017 winter thistle by Sharon Knight

Icicle whisks of winter
whip the frosty air, bowing
and waving at whim of wind.
Thistle’s pointed leaf tops
are muted for this season. Odd
to imagine that when spring
comes calling, and icicles
are on vacation, purple
and white flowers
will tip their hats.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Winter Thistle

  1. It is odd, now that you mention it! I like your perspective of envisioning what it will turn into. 🙂

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  2. kiwinana says:

    Interesting but true, amazing where all those seeds come from and grow.


  3. Mish says:

    Nice! I like all the formalities of nature in this piece…bowing, waving and tipping of hats!

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  4. It is odd… but quite nice to get all those colors when icicles sleep.


  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked this phrase: “icicles
    are on vacation”


  6. mhmp77 says:


    purple and white flowers
    will tip their hats.

    Colorful people have been found to be more open and tactful in their dealings. Very true!



  7. Interesting way of looking at seasonal changes❤️


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