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A winters sleep

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Below is the poem entitled A winters sleep which was written by poet Justin Clason. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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A winters sleep

I wake, to frosty air upon my face
As I lay, in down encased
I gaze upon the nylon’s glow
This morning light that signals snow
Reflected by the outside cover
Which still falls, I soon discover
I hear it drop upon my tent
The softest touch, as fingertips
It slips and falls and piles high
From my shelter to my delight
I yearn to move and start my day
But cold crisp air bodes well to wait

Strange, you may think to sleep like this
Strange, you don’t, I must insist
To see such beauty, with its virgin hue
And I, like the first man, this forest knew
To leave a trail and step alone
And blaze a path and travel home
Even now with covers tight
I wouldn’t trade for warm sunlight

With spring comes the awful crowd
Who have never heard the winter’s howl
And never seen the stars so bright
Or the moonlit snow on a winter’s night
They will never know the forest’s grace
That comes from waking, with frosty air upon your face

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 8/7/2017 1:30:00 PM
Nice penning Justin, like your rhyme and flow, well done!
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Justin Clason
Date: 8/7/2017 4:23:00 PM
Thank you very much
Date: 8/2/2017 9:15:00 AM
Very nice poem. Thank you for sharing
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Justin Clason
Date: 8/3/2017 3:17:00 PM
Thank you
Date: 8/2/2017 6:40:00 AM
This is a beautiful nature poem. Thank you for bringing this to us to read. What an experience that is! :)
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Justin Clason
Date: 8/3/2017 3:18:00 PM
Thank you, it definitely came from experience.