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The Winter of My Tears

"Alas! The lessening light, the worsening my plight- My face- a somber expression..." excerpt from *a poem by Just That Archaic Poet The summer of my laughter’s passed; my happy skies grow overcast. No meadowlark is singing here. The winter of my tears is near. In vale of shadows, sun hangs low. I sojourn now where chill winds blow. Into November’s gloom I peer. The winter of my tears is near. Before I meet eternity, a snow shall come and bury me, Its brilliance - anguish soon will mirror. The winter of my tears is near. The summer of my laughter’s passed. The winter of my tears is near.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 1/5/2018 12:35:00 AM
I adore this one, my friend ... gorgeous and heart-rending imagery and metaphor. Congrats on your win! :-) <3
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Date: 1/4/2018 8:02:00 AM
This is eloquently expressed Andrea. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 1/3/2018 8:33:00 PM
Lovely emotional write. Congrats on your very well deserved win, Andrea.
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Date: 9/17/2016 1:13:00 AM
Wonderful imagery! I enjoyed this immensely... Jenni
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Date: 1/21/2015 8:31:00 AM
This is one great poem, it mirrors your life. Laughter in Summer, Winter in tears. You had me feeling deeply sad.
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Date: 1/19/2015 7:01:00 PM
Andrea, I thought this was so good! Congrats on a poem that says winner throughout!!
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Date: 1/18/2015 2:31:00 PM
I would have loved to have seen this and some of the others placed much higher - its a winner in my eyes Andrea! Hugs Jan xx a 7 from me:-)
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/18/2015 4:03:00 PM
thanks, Jan!
Date: 1/18/2015 2:12:00 PM
True art...spectacular!!
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/18/2015 4:04:00 PM
very nice of you to say.
Date: 1/18/2015 1:33:00 PM
I agree with BG that's a great sonnet,excellent rhyme and rhythm clear message and presented so well. That's a home run in my book.
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/18/2015 4:04:00 PM
and thank YOU, kind sir!!
Date: 1/18/2015 7:56:00 AM
Now I try to be positive about contests..but how this ended up with an HM I will never understand. This is awesome, and should be on top..sigh. congrats anyway my dear. BG
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 1/18/2015 10:24:00 AM
awww, sweetest thing anybody said to me yet today.
Date: 1/17/2015 10:32:00 PM
I enjoy it,congrats on the win Andrea...huggs
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Date: 1/17/2015 9:45:00 PM
A lovely poem...Congrats on your win Andrea...
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Date: 1/17/2015 9:19:00 PM
Congrats on the win, Andrea
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Date: 1/17/2015 7:33:00 PM
Andrea, Congratulations, :) I super love and enjoyed all poems, some more than others. Anyways, this was XOOL and had Winter written all over. Stop by my latest blog "Winter Rose" if you'd like. Have fun, reading any poem on my list. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 11/18/2013 4:19:00 PM
Very lovely and brave, you are singing with courage in this one Andrea, very nice.
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Date: 11/13/2013 3:24:00 PM
I love this poem, Andrea, the imagery is amazing. I can feel the deep emotions and the cold of loneliness. An excellent entry for this contest! Congratulations on your win!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem. I appreciate it very much! :)
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Date: 11/12/2013 8:15:00 PM
this was a very creative and excellent poem Andrea....one of my favorites in the contest...congrats on your win :)
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Date: 11/12/2013 5:19:00 PM
Love the imagery. Poetic brilliance. Keep writing; love your work. Makes me want to write again. Sherese
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Date: 11/12/2013 12:21:00 PM
Hi Andrea, this is a striking revamp. So well crafted and imaged. I am humbled to be placed in a contest with you. Congrats on your well deserved win :)
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Date: 11/12/2013 8:07:00 AM
I enjoyed reading this one again. Congratulations, you are a gifted poet.
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Date: 11/10/2013 12:29:00 PM
andrea, good luck in the contest. This is awesome :)
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Date: 11/8/2013 3:48:00 PM
Love this sweet poem Andrea. It has such a sad ring to it. Snow is melting today so roads should be nice and slippery tonight. love phyl
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Date: 10/29/2013 4:15:00 PM
the phone went and I was logged out by the time I got to leave this comment, lol - another beauty here, my friend
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Date: 10/27/2013 7:41:00 AM
what a beautiful poem you have penned...love everything about this one...he will love it for sure! hugs :) soupmail
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Date: 10/20/2013 2:06:00 PM
Lovely work of art Andrea. Thoroughly enjoyed how your wonderful mind works. I'm free so I will be stopping by to catch up on some of your gems.
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