Winter Gloom

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  The Blizzard of the Self
(posted by Sanaa)

"For Today’s Poetics, I want you to become the embodiment of winter. Tell us what you feel during this season. Describe a typical day in January. Feel free to go dark and philosophical or perhaps even write a story poem like Whiteman. I look forward to seeing what you come up with."

Dog awakes at 6:00 am
ready for a day of mayhem.
All around me is darkness
I attempt to dismiss.
Doggie play time brings dawn
Coffee is no longer warm.
Cold rushes in when I let her out
My sycamore is bare; the wind shouts.
The sun hides, makes itself scarce,
Color is muted, no green trees or grass.
I turn around, it's time for dinner
Outside my window, it's already dimmer.
Winter sports are not my thing
I am hoping for an early spring.

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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11 Responses to Winter Gloom

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Beautifully written, Sara. Your doggie has a cold bathroom! :>)


  2. kittysverses says:

    Lovely write. 🙂


  3. Mike Bayles says:

    Very true to life, Sara. A sense of winter depression or doldrums is well-conveyed.


  4. sanaarizvi says:

    This is deeply poignant, Sara! The vivid portrait of winter with a feeling of gloom is well represented here. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💖💖


  5. It sounds like the dog lovers winter more than you


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