Seasonal Affects

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – InForm Poet:  Sonnet
“Today we revisit an old classic – the Sonnet!

The SONNET is a poem that consists of 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter, with rhymes arranged according to one of certain definite schemes.”

I walk the city streets alone at times
in Winter. Dullness inhibits the glow.
A February fog of gray, shrouds lines
and curves of buildings, even hunched black crows.

That pale cast makes me feel like an outcast.
It is time to be on my way back home
where fingers benumbed by cold can thaw en masse.
I open door, and dog hugs warm my bones.

Now changed to leggings and sweatshirt, I sit
by a window where bird feeders are bare.
As I sip my tea, a robin skitters
towards my garden. I spot a green stem there.

Spring shows its face, elicits a smile
for that’s the time love uses all its wiles.

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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