In Snug Armchairs


In Snug Armchairs

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

The howling wind like a spectre of encroaching winter,

surrounds the warmth of the fire-lit room.

Its claws outstretched, enclosing, taunting,

the sky above dark and colourless.

We are surrounded by nature’s icy intent,

at the mercy of her ravaging change of mood.

the gale singing like the voice of an entreating waif,

astray with a sense of doom impending.

Nestling into snug armchairs we sit,

staring into the dancing flames of the fire,

lost in the golden waves of light,

flames licking the darkness in a miraculous display.

Ethereal blue smoke rises into the flue,

and outside hangs like a blanket over the house,

trying to give protection, but whisked away,

the blackness pervading night.

All life is hidden from sight,

cowering from the onset of nature’s chill.

Nothing dares enter the void of night,

instead withdrawn and searching sleep.

Without mother sun fear holds court,

shadows chase imaginations

and hearts look for comfort.

Winter’s night requires no dreams, just dark slumber.

Warmth can only face darkness and chill as a shield,

until break of day, and light dismiss the shadows.

Then the scowl is broken momentarily,

until the darkness once again ensues.

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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for your kind words, WannaB Writer. Thanks for reading.

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WannaB Writer 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

Very powerful imagery. One can almost feel the chill and the dark mood.

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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Why thank you RedElf. Appreciate you reading and commenting. Glad you related.

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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

You had me from the title, Tony. Lovey intriguing words, marvelous contrast, and great pictures. It makes me think of the long winter nights when we lived in the arctic.

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