Below is the poem entitled WINTER which was written by poet
Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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steep steps to flat
shut out the bitter world -
a heart pounds
Please see the poem, SUMMER DIRECTLY TO WINTER - 2010, for details and explanation re this haiku.
Regarding the words used: They are in common use by British (here and and in the UK). EG:
"What is it like out?" (not: "outside")
"It is bitter!" (exceptionally cold)
"Where are you going?"
"Going to flat."