Winter Howl

by Meena Krish   Jun 14, 2016

Pregnant moon adorns the vast sky,
spilling all its brilliance upon
the white glittering sand
for dark hours to spy;

Among rows of barren trees
moon light reveal footprints,
silhouette of a night creature
walks alone smelling the icy breeze;

From his watering mouth
winter breath escapes in rhythm
while his silver eyes roam
the territory from north to south,

He walks up to an edge of a cliff
where the moon fills his eyes,
sitting on his hind legs
he looks around and takes a sniff,

Seduced by this moment
he lifts his face towards the sky,
winter howls echo throughout the land
for his lost mate he laments.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    Meena, as always an enthralling and image filled piece.
    Perfect, Em

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    What a beautifully descriptive and well rhymed poem, Meena.
    I often find that when writing rhyming poetry, the imagery and description can be lost as one is so caught up in getting the rhymes right, but you have struck a perfect balance here. I particularly like the half rhyme in the last stanza: "moment" and "lament". Another tricky thing with rhyming poetry - finding rhymes that aren't used all the time, and those two words certainly aren't.

    A beautiful, moving and visual write.