The cold, transparent, frozen, hand of Winter
with its heavy, shivering, fingers
and sharp yet fragile claws,
touches all it can see,
covering three season’s worth of nature
with its web of glass,
and the haunting words it uses
confirms its work has been done.
Spring’s hand gently yet forcefully
pushes Winter aside
with its leafy green, smooth, steady fingers,
and removes all of Winter’s trace
with a few brief touches
that have been rehearsed for so long,
concluding with a lovely melody
that it sings quietly with perfect rhythm.
Summer’s decorated, dextrous, talented hand
waving goodbye to spring,
while at the same time
summoning the rest of the animal kingdom,
who are attracted,
by the infinite shades of yellow,
and the hypnotically enchanting
wordless song sung with such happiness.
Autumn’s hand gives a quiet signal
to the ever rejoicing Summer,
before the ever different creatures
by the warm, comforting, auburn
cloak more than hand,
through repeated murmers,
that those heavy, shivering fingers
are not far away.
This is beautiful, Raphael! I just love it! 🙂
Such a lovely thing to say. Thanks so much 🙂
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I have an image that would go so well with your web of glass. I am not a person that normally reads poetry or can fully appreciate it, but this is masterful IMHO. Congratulations on the well deserved award.
I’m glad it connected so well with you 🙂
What a gorgeous change of seasons poem. The thread of trembling fingers kept it extremely well together. Lovely work Alex! 🙂
Thanks. It was one of those poems that once I started it just seemed to click.
It was perfect!! 🙂
That really means a lot.
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That means so much 🙂
such beautiful and intricate writing. It is wonderful!
Thanks. It was one of those poems that as soon as the idea came, the rest just flowed.
I’m just reading your really impressive primitive poem. I love poems that references skies. I wrote this just when looking out of the window late at night
Thank you for the very generous words and the link to your beautiful poetry Alex.
Happy to help 🙂 I haven’t put up a poem on here for a bit, but you can find my other ones here if you get the chance. https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/category/creative/
This an very impressive writing.
The decriptive truth of your winter, chills me to the bone. And it’s the 1st week of summer. Covering 4 seasons now.
As they say. Winter’s coming…. ☆
Ha. There is a beauty in Winter even if it can seem destructive. Which is your favourite season btw?
That’s a tough one. Spring is always welcome, to thaw many frozen spirts. But, to harvest the cooler days of Fall, brings me a gentle peace, to once again count my blessings.
This is absolutely beautiful! xx
That’s lovely to hear. Thanks so much.
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My handsome and wonderful friend Alex’s beautiful poem on nature. A lovely read.
You really need to start writing more poetry. This is so beautiful. Love and admirer the way you can be posting photographs one day, your film comments th next, and now this work of art. Bravo to you.
That’s very kind. I am doing plenty of writing at the moment.
Great. Looking forward to reading some
Lovely personification with beautiful imagery… I hope you are still writing poetry!