Onward comes the dark ........verse

In the tiniest increments in winter afternoon
night soon begins

Just a simple shadow on the undersides of
grey leafless limbs

I love the afternoon of golden tint
on linen colored snow

And patiently await the gift of winters dusk
when the wolf moon might show

A lone coyote calls it's mate on the ridgeline and awaits
an answering call

They grow hungrier in the winter night
sinse the leaving of fall

I gather an armful of firewood long since
dried by a warm sun

And stoke the fires of evening where I'll read
or write till night is done

I go to bed alone and listen for
the coyote's answering mate

It reminds me of love and a woman
and the darkness reminds me it's late















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Ericdierker 22 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

What vivid imagery. I feel the chill and yet the warmth of the hearth. Thank you.


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whonunuwho 22 months ago from United States

A poem well done my friend. whonu


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AudreyHowitt 22 months ago from California

Nice slice of life piece here! I enjoyed the images--but also the sense of loneliness and how you explored it here


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Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. This was just wonderful with thoughts of warm fires in a fireplace. Enjoyed and passing this on.


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Joy56 22 months ago

God love ya..... An Irish expression from me toyou


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ahorseback 22 months ago Author

JOY ! my mother "bless her heart " used to say that one too ! Ha!


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Joy56 22 months ago

Was she Irish?????


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ahorseback 22 months ago Author

Yes , temper and all , of recent Irish desent , which makes me Scots -Irish !......"Top of th' morn to you "...........:-]


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Ericdierker 22 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great to be able to come back and read this anew. I surely do like this piece.


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ahorseback 22 months ago Author

Morning Eric !, Then this one is for you my friend , feel free to pin it to the fridge or to your next sermon ! .......:-}


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Ericdierker 22 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

So be it friend.

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