Winter Mistress

She reaches out with frozen fingers,
tapping on my shoulder,
looking for attention.

Her crisp, clear breath dances about my neck,
causing me to pull on my collar,
and wrap my scarf a little tighter.

She creates a wonderland of magic,
but one so cold that I avoid her presence,
opting instead for the comfort of a warm blanket,
and cozy fire.

But still, she has her allure.
My curiosity is to know her,
to feel her cold, crystal-like touch,
to feel the numbness in my bones
as she wraps me in her arms.

I hear as it were, a strange quietness,
the stillness of the moment,
the solitude,
and the feeling as if she alone is all I have,
and without her I am nothing.

She captivates me, my Winter Mistress,
my only thought,
my one desire,
until the warmth of spring breaks the spell,
and I am released from her embrace.

by David Ronald Bruce Pekrul

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/20/2017 6:57:00 AM
I read in keen interest. The imagery in the poem is so fantastic. I love the fourth
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Date: 3/20/2017 9:58:00 AM
Thank you Abdul. I lived in the far north for some time and there is something nice about a very cold (-40o) with a bright clear sunny sky.
Date: 3/14/2017 3:06:00 PM
Yeah I reckon winter has hung on a might too long but it surely is pretty I had to add one of my old winter writes today....just couldn't help .Take care care my friend and God Bless. Big country hugs and smiles to you and yours...Mary
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Date: 3/12/2017 11:27:00 PM
Darlin' this is absolutely one of the most beautiful ways I have ever read that someone has described a lovely downy wintry day!I simply adore the softness of the snow! :) A '7' and a fav from this country girl for sure my friend...Big country hugs and smiles to you...Mary :)
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David Pekrul
Date: 3/12/2017 11:36:00 PM
Thank you, Mary, for your kind words. Winter this year has hung on much too long, and though I love my Winter Mistress, it really is time for her to go. :)
Date: 3/11/2017 4:24:00 PM
You have used personification to the full, David. Who could resist a mistress such as this one! #7 Regards // paul
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Date: 3/11/2017 4:33:00 PM
Thanks so much Paul. I just wish this Mistress would leave for another year. She is still hanging around up here. The temperature today is -17C.