I loved the sense of hope that this poem gave me. I'm not sure if this was totally about nature or if the 'winter' referred to the long drawn out effects of covid but I'm hoping the spring will arrive soon followed by a very long, carefree summer.
This is a lovely Sonnet which gives the reader faith that all will return after the cycle ends and life gets renewed.
Its been some time since I wrote anything and this read gives me that spring to write!
Hi. Mr D, the title could mean many things, or could be purely the chill we all feel through winter or it could be something more maybe a person who is lonely and although they live alone, they fe the chill (loneliness) more in winter and I for one know how that feels. They say suicides always go up in winter time and it really doesn't surprise me.
I wish I knew the answers to this, I often wonder why the clocks don't stop getting changed because atleast then we have abit more daylight, I suffer vitamin D deficiency (I think that's the correct one) so suffer more so during winter because of the lack of daylight. Time certainly does pass by so quickly doesn't it? I've realised a lot more how quickly, especially within lockdown just how quickly the time passes and day turns into night and it's pretty frightening.
I love this stanza as it goes back to how quickly time is passing and shows none of us are getting any younger.. I for one feel like an oap at present because my bones are creaking and stiffening up, bloody arthritis lol I love the lone "in bones of wood like frozen trees" as it links nicely back to the title.
I like the leap of faith here in her, who I'm assuming is mother nature that she'll make things better after winter, weather wise, returning to warmer days in spring making the flowers blooms and giving us 'warmer rain' once the winter snow has gone.
I absolutely love this ending and it makes for a better future... No matter what, whether it be in the seasons changing etc, we always have something we should look forward to like in the pandemic I know it's been difficult for us all but we must realise that better days will come and we'll be able to see those we've missed so dearly.
An astounding sonnet as ever Michael. Lots of love, Em x
Wow Em, thank you so much for this!
Your analysis of my poem is like you taking a wander around my brain. Lol sorry it's so dark in there, I need to pop another fifty in the meter. :)
Look out for me, I'll be flipping back the top of your head to wander through yours.