Since it is Friday, poet Kellie Elmore has given us her Free Write prompt so I am coupling it with the National Poetry Month’s daily poem challenge from Word Press. Be sure to visit Kellie’s page to see all the postings.
The afternoon has turned raw
A heavy mist hangs in the air
Chill cuts through my thin skin
My bones feel old with the cold
The wind picks up the water
Windows are smashing and buckling
with each hollowing gust
The songbirds are silent
Crocus and daffodil return
to their slumber
We are bereft of warmth and sun
Mother Nature’s fickle ways
Belie the calendar month
Spring I beseech you:
Return! Return! Return!
4 thoughts on “Friday Gloom”
Wow – I hope you get some spring weather soon. Your very powerful writing really captures those ‘winter has gone on too long’ blues.
Why thank you Suzanne! This is my first official foray into poetry writing. It has been exciting to dig deep and find the words that can capture the emotions that I wish to express. 🙂
I don’t want to brag (that’s a lie) but I was out counting the tomatos on this year’s plants this morning. Spring is well sprung here in east Texas!
Love your poem, and hope it calls spring back for you!
Here’s my entry: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/like-a-rainbow-in-the-dark/
Tomatoes in April? If only…. Thanks for the good wishes for Spring up this way. I hear warmth is just but a few days away! I am glad that you enjoyed the poem! 🙂