In the Stillness of Sorrow's Lent

'Alpine Mist' from Tony DeLorger- private collection.
'Alpine Mist' from Tony DeLorger- private collection.
'Chilled' from Tony DeLorger- private collection
'Chilled' from Tony DeLorger- private collection
'Chilled 2' from Tony DeLorger- private collection
'Chilled 2' from Tony DeLorger- private collection
'Dead cat in the snow' from Brittany Loubier flickr.com
'Dead cat in the snow' from Brittany Loubier flickr.com
'Chilled 3' from Tony DeLorger - private collection
'Chilled 3' from Tony DeLorger - private collection
Nature's Raw Power from Bob Jenson flickr.com
Nature's Raw Power from Bob Jenson flickr.com

The Stillness of Sorrow's Lent

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Icy clawed fingers reach in desperation,

to a lonely brooding sky,

leafless jagged fingers, notched

and lifeless, shuddering in a thankless freeze.


In stillness, even a breath breaches time,

suffocating the razor air, stiff with resolve,

holding life at bay, on the brink,

where even sun dare not enter.


Sorrow marches through like an army,

carcases strewn, snow covered and crisp,

like sticks on the pristine white,

hapless lives snuffed out, thoughtless.


Trails of men lost to the howl,

of sorrow's lent, the silent treasonous bent

of harsh and decisive resolve,

life tucked away by force, in dormancy.


Such beauty lay at the feet of decimation,

life and death the cycle, in blatant clarity,

surrounded by a wonderland,

a forest dream in a wedding veil.


I ponder the gift of power,

unknown to a simple man, unconsidered by nature,

an all-consuming might of a will so sure,

in the stillness of sorrow's lent.



Death is simply an integral part of life, the endless cycle of change and regeneration. Like the seasons we adapt to change in order to survive, to ensue.

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