Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

In Winter's Stead

craig cornish Avatar craig cornish - LIFETIME Premium Member craig cornish - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled In Winter's Stead which was written by poet craig cornish. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by craig cornish

Best Craig Cornish Poems

+ Fav Poet

In Winter's Stead

I know it's there somewhere beyond the clouds,
Beyond the snow which slowly falls and falls;
The babes of summer covered like a shroud
And arborvitae's shoulders like a shawl.
A mellow hint of yellow somewhere dawns
And splashes through the trees its hopeful rays.
The golden glow in morning skies adorn
Horizon's clouds in colorful array.
Hues that lift the heart when winter goes;
When rapeseed blossoms smile back at the sun;
When white and pink and blue put on a show,
Through fields of green and yellow we will run.
    Sunflowers stand and bow in prayerful hush
    Like inspiration born from Vincent's brush.

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 3/14/2014 3:25:00 PM
    Beautiful visuals worthy to be painted! Congrats and poetic hugs!

  1. Date: 3/14/2014 12:56:00 PM
    I like how you tell it in the last line. Nice. ... Skat

  1. Date: 3/13/2014 12:38:00 AM
    Nature well picturised! Craig it was pleasure reading! Congrats on win !

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 5:20:00 PM
    You write with the artist's brush.. Where the read demands a reflect. Great Win!

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 3:17:00 PM
    wordpaint in beautiful strokes, craig.. applause to you for your great win!.. huggs

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 11:18:00 AM
    Wow Craig, This is so wonderful. You write with so much emotion. Congrats on a very good win......Roger

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 8:02:00 AM
    Ah the beauty of our famous Sunflower Congrats my dear on your lovely win xxx

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 6:42:00 AM
    Beautiful sonnet...and those final 2 lines say it all. // paul

  1. Date: 3/12/2014 6:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on a fine win in my contest and thanks for the participation, craig

  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:10:00 PM
    I think you did a nice job with this sonnet, a form that looks like it should be easy, but never is. I do have a problem with "rapeseed," though. It really is a jarring note in this poem. Gotta be another 2 syllable flower that would work here that doesn't "rape" an otherwise charming poem.

    cornish Avatar craig cornish
    Date: 3/10/2014 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Turrner but if you ever saw a rapeseed field as far as the eye can see you wouldn't want to see another yellow field
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 5:54:00 AM
    We'll done!

  1. Date: 2/22/2014 7:54:00 AM
    Re-visiting this little gem! [arborvitae's shoulders like a shawl.] what an exquisite mouthful of a word [arborvitae] PS if I couldn't make some sense out of life, find the positive even in the negative, I don't think I could go on - having a 'world view helps a lot with this- thanks for your praise on my Crown..where is yours??[yup I'm nagging!] Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 11:24:00 PM

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 8:01:00 PM
    Rarely do I see someone writing a sonnet as well as you did this one ,Craig. A big fat FAVE. and it's LUCID!!!

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:44:00 PM
    Ahh!! So summery and delightful..Enjoyed your summer day..Thanks for the viist to my page with encouraging words..Sara

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:37:00 PM
    Hi Craig: A beautiful description of Nature as imagined by your mind as if panted by a great artist. Bravo! And thank you for your comment on Film Noir. It was a poetic labor of love as I love old movies and their dialogue.

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 4:10:00 PM
    so, so good Craig I am fav'ing this hugs

  1. Date: 2/21/2014 11:19:00 AM
    Oh, this is so good, Craig. In a word: mellifluous. I was sitting at my desk before dawn yesterday, working on my star map. It was totally dark outside. Self-absorbed, time quickly passed, and then I happened to glance up and through the window saw the gathering light of dawn, filtered through the fronds of cedars. It was so uplifting. Your sonnet says what I wish I could write but maybe now don't need to. I'll just read yours again.

  1. Date: 2/20/2014 3:41:00 PM
    As he graced us with art from his brush, so do you with your pen. Thank you for the quiet thoughts dear Craig.

  1. Date: 2/18/2014 9:02:00 PM
    When I was a little girl, my dad would play a song around a campfire, about two babes in the woods, "Oh, don't you remember a long time ago, two babes in the woods their names I don't know, " eventually in the song they died, and the birds brought strawberry leaves to cover them.... and I would cry hearing those words. So beautiful......this brought it all back to me !!!