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The Chill of Winter

Autumn’s but a memory as of late; an early morning shiver fills the air; the late summer blooms have all met their fate, and birds have headed south to weather fair. The country side is colored umber brown; the shortened days ever dreary and bleak. The winter cold driving my spirits down, and my body for warm shelter does seek. Snow is falling like feathers from the sky; covering earth with a blanket of white. Late afternoon giving up with a sigh, and I am dreading this cold winter’s night. Dreich times lead to my spirits abjection, and leaves longing for life’s resurrection.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 12/28/2017 9:27:00 PM
The 'chill of winter' is keenly felt in your beautifully written sonnet John. Your imagery is vibrant and lovely and your rhymes are wonderful. Warmest wishes my friend.. ~Susan
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John Gondolf
Date: 12/28/2017 9:56:00 PM
Susan, your warm comments lessen the chill, thank you my friend. Best wishes to you. John
Date: 12/19/2017 7:00:00 AM
A very good sonnet, that rhymes and flows very well and has great imagery..
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John Gondolf
Date: 12/19/2017 2:10:00 PM
SO, thank you for your kind comment.
Date: 12/16/2017 4:28:00 PM
- King winter is already here in Norway, some snow and minus degrees - A lovely poem, John :) - Best wishes to you and your loved ones for a peaceful and beautiful Christmas :) - hugs //Anne-Lise :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 12/17/2017 7:33:00 AM
Anne-Lise, thank you so much for the wonderful comments, I appreciate them so much. A joyous Christmas wish to you and yours!
Date: 12/16/2017 8:19:00 AM
Much vivid imagery here and I especially love the line "Late afternoon giving up with a sigh" Nice personification. The ending two lines, priceless. Great write, John.
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Rhoda Tripp
Date: 12/16/2017 4:02:00 PM
The pleasure is all mine.
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John Gondolf
Date: 12/16/2017 9:55:00 AM
Thank you so much my friend, I always appreciate your wonderful comments. I’m glad you enjoyed it; thanks for taking time to read my poetry.
Date: 12/15/2017 10:57:00 AM
Very lovely and the feel is completely delivered thru your imagery. I do have to look up 'dreich' now so not only did I get to read a lovely poem, I'm going to learn a new word! All the best ... CayCay
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John Gondolf
Date: 12/15/2017 11:11:00 AM
CayCay, thank you for your wonderful comments. I learned a new word as well, I need a one syllable for dreary :) John
Date: 12/15/2017 10:15:00 AM
Very well written John. I can completely relate to this as well ! :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 12/15/2017 11:12:00 AM
Thank you, Heidi, I look forward to spring!
Date: 12/15/2017 7:51:00 AM
An awesome nature sonnet that depicts how the changing seasons affect you…Can tell your not a winter person like me! Hope this winter will be a mild one John! Have a nice weekend!~Che :)
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John Gondolf
Date: 12/15/2017 11:49:00 AM
Cheryl, thank you for your wonderful comment. You are correct, I'm a summer person! You have a nice weekend as well. John
Date: 12/15/2017 7:16:00 AM
A cold cry...I would not survive such winters...A lovely description...All the best John
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John Gondolf
Date: 12/15/2017 12:01:00 PM
Arturo, thanks so much for your kind comments.