Upon wakening

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Gloomy, gray skies meet my eyes.

No merry ray to light my way,

No sunny shaft to stir my heart.

 

Willful Winter blasts and blows.

Wind and sleet and falling snows

Chilly fingers curling down,

          Twirling down,

                    Swirling round.

One last gasp

One last grasp

King this day is he.  

 

Silvery Spring, though fast asleep,

Yesterday did wear

Daffodil and crocus fair

And robins in her wispy hair.

 

Silvery Spring, though sleeping deep,

Dreams of the day

That now must keep,

Babbling brooks

          gentle breeze

                    dancing, tender grasses.

One last nap

One last sleep

Slumbering this day is she.

 

© B. J. Donaldson, 2016, All rights reserved.

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About bjdonaldson

I think of myself as a Renaissance woman with a variety of passions. If you visited me, you might find me hanging out with my husband and children. Our Golden Retriever would be lovingly near. I am a Literacy Coach/Reading Specialist at an elementary school where I provide professional development and coaching to teachers. Formerly, I was a Reading Recovery teacher, an interventionist, and a middle and elementary classroom teacher. Getting up in the morning is not hard; I still love making a difference in the lives of children and teachers.

4 responses »

  1. This sounds like Denver today. Yesterday we had “Silvery Spring,” seventy degree temperatures and daffodils and crocuses. Today we have “wWillful Winter” again- 15 inches of snow. Reading your post, I am wondering, do you live in Colorado too?

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  2. Enjoyed the mindful use of personification and alliteration in your poem. You captured the sense of winter’s last gasp and inattentive spring. I also noted the cadence of your lines and the effective use of repetition. Your writing has much to attract both my eye and my ear. Thank you. your poet’s heart shines through here.

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