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Statuary Gray

White overpowers winter's array and you fear color will never show. For blanketed within a bland duvet, depression deepens like falling snow. Skeletal trees form sculptures of clay, their edges defined by a sharp breeze. And stenciled a statuary gray, like fragmented fingers, branches freeze. Frigid air wrestles your breath away, accompanied by unyielding cold. And muting the sound of children's play, melancholy thoughts strengthen their hold. Deepening potholes cause nerves to fray, for anger broods within shadows cast. And folks speculate on spring's delay, dashing hopes that this weather won't last. Purple and scarlet tint the sun's rays, but sunset chills you to the bone. For when day dims on such dreary days, you feel abandoned and all alone. (Quatrain) 1/20/2015

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Date: 2/24/2019 7:21:00 PM
This poem is so brilliantly written Emile. You convey the sadness of winter's gray with that melencholy absence of a warmer seasonal sun with such a profound expression. This remarkable poem is going into my faves if I haven't already faved it. Congratulations on having it featured. xxoo : )
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Emile Pinet
Date: 2/25/2019 7:05:00 AM
Thanks Connie, your comments and support are much appreciated my friend, Emile.
Date: 3/14/2018 1:23:00 PM
I can relate, I am so done with winter. Well done, Emile.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 3/14/2018 1:45:00 PM
Thanks Line, your comments and support are much appreciated, Emile.
Date: 1/20/2015 11:49:00 PM
You describe the winter blues so elegantly with such rich imagery...well done
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/21/2015 9:08:00 AM
Thanks Tim, your comments are always welcome. Emile.
Date: 1/20/2015 11:44:00 PM
I compliment your writing but it's so vivid it has set me to a meloncholy muse!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/21/2015 9:07:00 AM
Thanks for your time, my apologies to your Muse. Emile.
Date: 1/20/2015 5:55:00 PM
This was my reality from birth until 23 yrs, that's when I felt an over powering urge to move from New England to Florida, I don't miss melancholy gray, but like this poem
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/20/2015 7:57:00 PM
Thank you for your great review, I truly appreciate it, Emile.
Date: 1/20/2015 2:51:00 PM
Magnificently penned; a wonderful piece of poetry.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/20/2015 5:25:00 PM
Thanks, your words form a wonderful melody for my ears. Emile.
Date: 1/20/2015 2:16:00 PM
Emile, Another most intriguing rhyme write here from that unique mastery of the poetic pen you have. The imagery is perfect. Your theme and the rhyming employed are par excellence!! Enjoyed it Sir!! A definite "7" and a FAV from me. Best Wishes, Gary
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/20/2015 5:24:00 PM
Thanks again Gary, you bring a smile. Emile.
Date: 1/20/2015 1:27:00 PM
melancholic yet remarkable impressions of the theme, emile... you soar!.. huggs
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/20/2015 5:23:00 PM
Thanks Nette, I'm encouraged by your warm words. Emile.
Date: 1/20/2015 10:31:00 AM
Oh wow, this is great. you have some great rhymes in this one. It has been "gloomy " here for days and Ive felt some of the things you describe. BG
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/20/2015 12:27:00 PM
Thank you so much Barbara, for your vote of confidence. Emile.
Date: 1/20/2015 10:22:00 AM
Thank you Emile for your welcome comments on my endeavours.Rgds Brian
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Emile Pinet
Date: 1/20/2015 12:56:00 PM
You are welcome. Emile.