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The Winter of You

It was gray winter’s day
when you in cold shoulder walked away.
The frost lay thick between us in the bitter gloom
and crackled not from warm breath,

Snow drifts upon the window panes
to trap a frozen eternal flame.
There are no blue skies within
or above.

And my grief
like lone leaf fallen from black tree
drifts down into the frozen sea
to be preserved forever,
Incarnate thee.

(January 28, 1987)

Originally posted here November 2016 (one of my favorites from my older poems)

12 thoughts on “The Winter of You

    1. Thank you for your comment. I was attempting to carry the winter metaphor as much through the poem as possible. Blue skies a rarity in winter and in the heart of a jilted lover.


    1. Wisdom is not simply for the aged . . . though the poem is older than you, your words are filled with such. Blessings to you.


  1. magical word painting..

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