Monday, December 6, 2010

Poem: A Winter Without Snow

A Winter Without Snow

It is winter,
cold and dry.
The skies are dark,
and wind pulls at the bare tree limbs.

It is winter,
and there is no snow,
no comforting white blanket
to hide the painful bitterness.

It is winter,
stark and real,
and you are thankful,
for the warmth

of these four walls
of faith, love, hope,
and yes, the harsh truth
of winter.

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The picture was taken in Newport, RI, last winter. You can click on it for a larger version.

Tom

4 comments:

Leonora said...

Yes, winter has arrived in all it's harsh truth. For now, we'll blanket over it with Christmas : )

Derrick said...

We can let you have some snow, Tom, if you're feeling the need!!

Tom Atkins said...

Derrick - I understand you have been slammed with winter weather up there. We got our first real snow last night. It's winter!

Shopgirl said...

Beautifully done, I love seasonal topics and have just written one myself, definitely would love a visit and comments. I am just learning to write, so constructive criticism welcome.

And I work in Broadcast too, your profile is spooky feel like we were co-workers!