A winters romance

by Michael   Nov 26, 2018

I stand at my window
and gaze-

she pirouettes through the air
swirling her naked charm as she
dances through the door of autumn

along branches, chilly fingertips
sweep the remaining golden hearts
from wooded sleeves.

swooning the countryside
with a scintillating glow;
she weaves her winter dress
through the forest rubbing
shoulders with mighty evergreens.

she salutes their
mulish beauty.

with a soft rimy shimmer
she primes their leafy splendour
as they carry her through

spider webs catch-
her lips as they breeze past
leaving a suspended icy
print of her kiss

she ruffles her hair playfully
snowflakes gently begin to fill
the air and fall before me as
I freeze in a moment of romance

I could almost feel her breath
pressing against the pane of glass
begging me to let her in;
from out of the cold


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  • 7 months ago

    by Darren

    judges comment
    Micheal always has a way of drawing you in when he tells his tales in poetry form.
    I loved the first full stanza, the images conjured of her dancing through autumn, converting it into winter. There is a feeling of cold throughout the remainder of the poem through clever word choice.
    We are taken on the journey with him, I felt I was gazing out of the same window. 10 points

  • 8 months ago

    by Sajal Ahmed

    Just awesome piece!

    • 8 months ago

      by Michael

      Thanks for reading Sajal :)

  • 8 months ago

    by Mark

    Enchanting is the word! Great win Michael

    • 8 months ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Mark :)

  • 8 months ago

    by Renegade Angel

    The imagery is colorful and mesmerizing! Enchanting.

    • 8 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you for reading :)

  • 8 months ago

    by Daniel

    You have quite a masterful control of language! This is no exception. You control your sentences with really well chosen verbs, and assonance.

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