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Soon Winter

Soon Winter

Clouds
Rounded mounds piled 
Ever higher and thicker 
Heavy, hang deep gray low —
Threatening snow
— If not tonight, then tomorrow —
Over all here, upon this gurgling, burbling 
Creek, which sparkles rushing
Downhill 
          From
    		Hidden
		      Waterfalls…

The clear creek’s mddy banks
Hardenig after
Two week of cheerless, chilly nights,
While the collected rocks all-along
	  the ceek’s grassy, 
             weed-lush, blue-green flanks, 
Are refusing to sing out to the universe
		before the solstice comes
				to turn the light back around —

As through the amassed evergreens’
Extening shadows 
With the slinkng-in of dusk’s earlier
Hour’s setting sun.




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(c) sally young eslinger 11/24/2023

Copyright © Sally Eslinger | Year Posted 2023

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Date: 1/15/2024 9:46:00 PM

I can see the scene of a cold day as it anticipates winter. Well-done, Sally.
Date: 1/3/2024 9:13:00 PM

Thanks for sharing this. God bless you. Meanwhile, I greet you with a Joyous New Year with this prayer from the Bible in Numbers 6:24-26, "The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."
Date: 1/2/2024 8:51:00 AM

Winter is here. Hope you feel well. Happy New Year.
Date: 12/28/2023 8:40:00 PM

Awesome imagery depicted well in poetic style. The formatting too looks aesthetic. kudos for an exotic wintry muse. ..>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<^^^^^^^^~~~~~~~ plz also read and comment my newest poem too.
Date: 12/25/2023 12:16:00 PM

Wonderfully descriptive! "While the collected rocks all-along the ceek’s grassy, weed-lush, blue-green flanks," -- enjoyed the read very much. Blessings!
Date: 12/19/2023 4:43:00 AM

An hour certainly makes a difference Sally.' Great reflectivity from you All the seasons best.!
Date: 12/9/2023 8:41:00 AM

This, indeed, is a haunting poem about the approaching winter.
Date: 12/3/2023 4:45:00 PM

So evocative of the colder shorter days of winter, love the clouds rounded mounds and the solstice turning the light around, you are so inventive in your poetry, I can always find something new~
Date: 11/30/2023 4:18:00 PM

Great poem dear Sally. Loved reading it - with vivid imagery and good use of sound effects which made it so easy for the reader to be immersed in the scene. Delightful. I especially loved the last stanza. A pleasure to read. Thank you for sharing. Blessings to you xx
Date: 11/29/2023 3:35:00 PM

Hi Sally, you are clearly in touch with nature and expressed it clearly in a delightful wat, thank you. Pangie xxxx
Date: 11/26/2023 3:46:00 PM

Sally, You have beautifully captured the essence of winter through your eloquent imagery and vivid descriptions. The way you have meticulously structured your piece and carefully chosen your words showcases your exceptional writing skills.
Date: 11/26/2023 3:38:00 PM

I love how beautifully you've described winter's arrival...your images created such clear pictures in my mind. I also like the structure and spacing...I found it intriguing and creative. Take care this winter, Sara
Date: 11/26/2023 11:30:00 AM

You have expressed the arrival of winter so well.. with imagery and descriptions that create a vivid picture.. I like how you formatted it and your use of vocabulary is very good here...
Date: 11/26/2023 10:11:00 AM

Nature speaks of many creations. And we are moved by everything around us, like the varying conditions of the different seasons. Weather, like winter, come and go... but you're always there standing strong! Thanks a lot for writing, for everybody to read Miss Sally! :)

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