Talking Winter Winds


Winterbreeze talks to me

randomly swaying naked tree branches

her softeness of breath summons my attention

and suddenly I'm aware of the moment


I regard her steady flow

moving the slender blades of grass

as they whisper and whisper

come lay here with us and witness the sky


Winterwind speaks to me too

he drives the big lake

rolling rhythmically, hypnotic white caps

closing my eyes, my form folds into the surf

with resonances of crashing cymbals

that shake my senses


sometimes, he bangs at my window

forcing me to look out

respectful of Nature's power

as chimes in my yard ring-a-ling, with echoes

reminding me you’re there, my love

watching

unable to merge spirits



Wintergale roars to me, but seldom

thank God

it's impossible to overlook his fury

unnerving

enforcing himself through the forest pines

quivering every needle

rousing every fallen leaf


he howls, stay inside

hooooold still

I’m not here to harm

finally, Wintergale grants awakening calm

guiding me to search within

I obey

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PhoenixV 5 years ago from USA

Its been especially cold here lately so I can really relate. Out of the majority of poems and poetry I have read, only a scant few allows me to actually feel and have emotions as this poem did. Its excellent.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan Author

It was my pleasure, glad you liked it and that it stirred something inside you! That's the ultimate goal for all of us writers and the greatest compliment! Thank you!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well when I receive a blast of cold air from the northern side of Lake Erie here in Canada (you see where I live the wind chill is everything) - I will think of your evocative poetic paen to Mother Nature - you see I literally live about 100 feet or so from the Lake - and if you know anything about a Great Lake it looks like an ocean my vantage point. At the end of my property is the lakeshore road then the enbankment to the beach and then the lake. The greatest view in the world and I am so lucky (and happy) to have it in my life every day and night. I also take my cat for a walk everyday on the beach but there is so much snow down there right now we have to keep on the road.

Mister Gabriel is deaf and must wear a body harness when we go for a walk (with a leash) but he loves it on a daily basis just a little dog .....my other cat Little Miss Tiffy is a supreme diva of the highest order and goes wherever she wants ...... lol lol

Thank you for all of your support this past year and I sincerely wish you and your family a healthy and happy New Year ......and please keep writing for me - you are very very very good - as I feel we are soulmates with our love of nature and the animals in it!!!!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...I always return to the great ones - meaning you of course and this wonderful poetic paen to nature - Talking Winter Winds - and this is also a report to you from my lake today on Tuesday - it looks like the ocean because the winds are so strong - and here by the lake as you can imagine - the wind chill is everything - especially in winter - so that is why I have returned to the warmth of your writing - particularly this fine piece right here!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan Author

Well I hope you were warmed up Tuesday from the chill of winter winds and I'm glad you came here with that goal in mind. Today, it actually got into the mid 40's affording us a brief relief! As always, keep on writing!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

You are absolutely beautiful!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan Author

Micky Dee, That's very sweet of you to say, Thank you


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Thank you for sharing the winterscapes imagery. Beautiful..


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan Author

You're most welcome!


Holly Matheson 5 years ago

Beautiful poem. I love your use of words,very intriguing!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan Author

Thank you Holly, the feeling is mutual, I'm glad I discovered you here at the hub!


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Fossillady , You make me want to be outside , I love the winds in the trees or as it moans through the entire forest , and yes even at the corners of the house in the cold darkness, as long as I have the wood stove.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan Author

Yes, there is something special about the winds whispering through the trees that touches me deep down. That makes us kindred spirits, my friend! Thanks for leaving a comment!


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mannyrolando 5 years ago

Talking winter winds... very interesting! I read a few times and enjoyed it more and more each time... and felt the emotions more and more each time!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan Author

Wow, manny, thank you for the nice compliment. I'm glad you felt it!


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

No longer am I privy to the winter winds...but have enjoyed and even endured many of those winds that bring a chill to the bone and yet a thrill at the same time.

Lovely and well done...

have a lovely lovely day

Angels are on the way :) ps


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan Author

No longer privy to the winter winds? Lucky you . . . thank you for the wonderful comment ps! Just caught the drift of the angels! :O)

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