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.

About bjdonaldson

I'm an average woman who enjoys reflecting on life, writing poetry and ponderings, and having a good laugh. DIY, baking, and cycling are fun, too. If you visited me, I'd invite you in for a cup of coffee and a little chat. I am a Literacy Coach, Reading Specialist, and former classroom and Reading Recovery teacher at an elementary school. 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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