A Call in the Distance ( a poem of Hope)

The Wintery chill drifts across the countryside...
The Wintery chill drifts across the countryside...
Crows call in the far distant trees...
Crows call in the far distant trees...
Paleness reigns on this wintery day...
Paleness reigns on this wintery day...
I greet my hibernating neighbor, the moon...
I greet my hibernating neighbor, the moon...
Then a warming sun peeks above the horizon,,, to greet the chilly morn...
Then a warming sun peeks above the horizon,,, to greet the chilly morn...
At last breaks through the gloom to warm the daylight hour...
At last breaks through the gloom to warm the daylight hour...


A sea of whiteness, on an open country field,

Looms in the distance, without perspective,

Black birds...all crows calling, waiting for a reply,

Patiently pausing, as to be their only objective.


Gnarled trees, erected pointedly. on the alba horizon,

Their grotesqueness revealed, as if sculptured.

The bluing sky light spreads widely and afar,

A saving grace for the blandness, well captured.


An eager sun, peering over the blue-white maze,

Greets the morning's gloom, with earned affection.

While a brown deer struggles in steps, determined,

Seeking the warmth amid foliage, its fond protection.


My breath, the only companion on this quiet frosty morn,

Beats a path before me, as if preordained, to guide,

A stinging assistant, incessant, the wind, this day to scorn,

Persists, relates to the chill, wearing whites, as its bride.


A hearty "Hallo"...It's my neighbor, a hermit moon, of the ages,

Coming forth from seclusion, in hibernation, its light engages.

A flickering wave of my dark gloved hands and then a farewell,

While I return to my world, as if in some imagined Wintery spell.







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 I return to my thoughts, as if in some imagined spell...
I return to my thoughts, as if in some imagined spell...

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Ericdierker 12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Spectacular. I must get warmed up after reading this. How wonderfully you captured that alluring calmness of the white muffled endearing snow covered nature.


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Jodah 12 months ago from Queensland Australia

How delightfully descriptive whonu. An all round beautiful hub.


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

My thanks to Eric and Jodah for your nice reviews. Well received my friends. whonu


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MsDora 12 months ago from The Caribbean

"An eager sun, peering over the blue-white maze," and "My breath, the only companion on this quiet frosty morn," said so beautifully. So poetically correct!


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

Thanks MsDora and many blessings to you and yours in this fine holiday season.whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 12 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoyed this. Lovely poetry.


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BlossomSB 12 months ago from Victoria, Australia

A lovely wintry scene - painted in words.


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bravewarrior 12 months ago from Central Florida

Whonu, this is one of your best. I can feel the quiet as my imagination lingers on the images of the narrator's vision. Spectacular display, my friend!


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

So glad you enjoyed my work.Thanks for the nice review. whonu


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Reynold Jay 12 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

I can feel this too--one of your very best. WELL DONE!


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aviannovice 12 months ago from Stillwater, OK

One of you finer works. I REALLY like this and am spellbound by those same feelings that I recall in the northern climes.


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

Thank you so very much my friend and blessings. whonu


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whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States Author

Thank you for your nice review my friend and Christmas blessings. whonu

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