the Winter bell tolls
the first morning frost,
an indiscriminate shroud
white season of fears…
of my foulest memories,
weigh heavy today
winds strip trees of their shelter.
red and yellow leaves…
Autumn’s last heartbeats,
become litter along curbs
and i want to… sleep.
Sleep…the last refuge
and escape for the weary,
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Love that “winter bells” image.
ty beeseeker, i wrote this this morning right after stepping
out onto our rear deck, and felt that unmistakeable shivering
chill of winter…and yeah, the reflex memory, the bell sounded….
At my journal blog I wrote a poem about wanting to just sleep as well, we’re in synch, stunning haiku
ty so much, ty for that link mindlovemisery, i’ve set aside time
today to read your journal blog. seems like we have more than few
things in sync, you and i. hope the birthday celebration was a blast,
love and hugs to you my friend!
Thank you so much =) My daughter had a blast which is the most important, I am worn out lol
LOL! yeah, i’ve been there too…who knew having so much
fun could be so tiring! i’m happy it was fun for her,
they remember those parties for a long time.
I think she will because she hadn’t stopped talking about her previous birthday yet lol
haha, well, good on you for being such a
great party planner!
I just make her to a giant indoor playground and let them plan lol
heh….inside the giant playgroundis where you’d find me!
i always found it more fun to hang with the kids than
the adults at those parties.
The playground is awesome I am glad for being little on such occasions lol
oh and i’ve always been a little envious of you pixies! haha!
well you can reach the cabinets which I cannot haha
LOL! yup, and don’t i know it,
i have a 5’3 pixie here at home!
and Cbear is now officially taller than Scout,
so she will recieving her training soon enough!
I am just a little over 5’3. I feel shorter here because Swedes are tall. I go to my daughters elementary school and there are always children taller it is crazy how tall these kids are. I used to look very young for my age as well (not now) but I was having dinner with my husband and mom and they informed my mom that kids 12 and under eat free and asked if I was 12, my husband will never let me forget that
OMG that is hilarious! must be like living among the SEQUOIAS.
but remember this….. you pixies are so easily huggable!LOL!
haha people pet my head all the time
hhmm, ya know, i tried that with Scout at the wrong time,
her nickname comes from that scrappy tomboy in the original B&W movie
To Kill a Mockingbird….er..it’s much safer to kiss HER forehead! LOL!
lol I have big fluffy hair I can’t really blame people
oh, well…big fluffy hair, yeah that changes things a little,
i would probably risk it too, it would be kinda’irresistable! LOL!
and you sound like a good sport mindlovemisery, thanks for all the
giggles this morning, i sure needed them!
=) People risk it all the time, I have so many people come up and ask me if they can touch my hair like it is some strange foreign entity I am glad to hear that!
geez, asking first…such civility.
i guess it would be hard to say no then…
yes, you have brightened my day and
that’s not always easy to do…so ty.
i hope you have a wonderful day, as well!
exquisite elegy…that unforgiving and indiscriminate shroud descending (groan)…lovely images and words, my friend, including the sleepy snow princess. she looks serene–what a happy thought. wishing you tranquility. thank you. xo
hi sirena, i found that image this morning,
it couldn’t be any more perfect.
and i wish us all that tranquility
during this winter, wish it was already done!
sending love and WARM hugs to you this morning! LOL!
I love the image. Silly, ignorant question: how do you find your images? Yes to tranquility, and to staving off melancholy’s blanket :). Warm hugs back atcha!
i just do a Google search, i try and narrow the
search term until i find what i want. all of the images
i use are commonly available, so there are no issues.
oh, and don’t get me started on melancholy,
it will be very interesting to see how my
bouts during winter affect my writing.
buckle yer’ seatbelt LOL!
Thank you. And re: winter’s melancholy, maybe the writing and our WP world can help buoy us :). xo
yeah, i’m hoping they can too.
i need all the help i can get! LOL!
As I raked all of the stripped leaves from my front drive I felt that wind as well. Brrrrr I want my summer back 🙂
oh…i feel your pain, nutsfortreasure believe me!
that’s why i never ever complain about humidity or hot weather,
i’ll choose sweat over snow any day of the week!
You got that right my body was made for TRUCKIN and not Shoveling 🙂
yeah, REALLY! when i was younger i always wondered why folks
wandered south for the winter, and now after 58 years of the stuff
i more than understand now!
lol so true 🙂
Vivid and evocative — beautiful use of words and rhythm
.oh ty so much Dawn, i really appreciate your compliments,
.so sorry for the delay but my internet service was down.
My pleasure 😉
lovely haiku..ah the chill of winter forthcoming does certainly tease one into the hibernation mode..how nice it would be to sleep thru the cold and bittersweet of lingering memories
ty paintswithwords, for finding the hidden meaning of
this poem, yes, it certainly is a struggle somedays to
keep foul memories at bay. i’m not always thsat succesful….
Lovely poem…memories are a hard thing to contain as they have a mind of their own popping up here and there..Oh, winter is a time
for dreaming…but, I enjoy dreaming as dreams hold the key to life in the waking hours..some memories will linger forever in our hearts and minds..no escaping them no matter how hard you try…
isn’t that the truth, and the thing about memories, no matter
how hard you try or believe you have them resolved, events,
a snippet of a conversation, and in my case, the winter will
rustle up those memories on thier own. doesn’t seem fair. LOL!
I like your words of winter ….tho i’m a winter lover.
I have vivid dreams of snow , mountains all white , truly awesome, your poetry has reminded me of these dreams , and I like that .
thank you .
..hi shelleyatticusfinch and a very warm welcome to you. …i’m so glad my words could remind you of something that brings you so much joy, i really appreciate you taking the time to tell me.
..i’m terribly curious about your screen name, my partner’s nickname is Scout from the scrappy tomboy in the book..
yes, I sew lots of clothing for kids , mostly , and I sell them under the monica , atticusfinch , from the harper lee book and maybe seeing Gregory peck play this part helped to seal the deal.
heh, i don’t blame you a bit for being swayed by Mr Peck,
as a kid i remember wishing he was my dad…plus he’s so darn handsome! LOL!
even though i’m a very visual and creative person,
clothes design is one skill and craft that escapes me.
although Scout got me into knitting on winter, that was fun!