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A BLUE WINTER

Updated on February 14, 2012
Demeter waiting for Persephone
Demeter waiting for Persephone | Source

A blue winter


Winter’s heart aches

Like an old barren heart woman,

And her eyes awaits of Persephone.

To style her,

Frosty, frozen white hair

With the wreath of colorful daisies

And the blood of life runs

In the veins of bald barren trees;

With the golden blazing touch

Of their soul close bosom friend………

And her lamented heart sings

The songs of daisies………


copyright©Asma iftikhar14 feb2012




Return of persephone
Return of persephone | Source

Explanation of the poem

A blue winter’, is a philosophical poem and the whole structure of the poem revolves around the pains of winter season. The device of symbolism has been used to describe the pain of a season. Here winter is like an old woman with barren heart. The whole structure of the poem revolves around the Greek story of abduction of Persephone. In which Demeter waits for the departure of her daughter Persephone from the under world. She is the Greek goddess of spring and she is the source of happiness for her mother. She would decorate the mother earth with the flowers of spring. Here the image of ‘soul close bosom friend’ describes the appearance of Apollo the Greek god of Sun, and the importance of sun light for earth.

To conclude, the whole poem we can say that winter is a blue sad cold season in which earth missies the sun light and the spring season .As the spring season shows her appearance in the face of Persephone the mother earth sings the songs of daises .And the lamentation of winters heart turns into the songs of spring.


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    • asmaiftikhar profile imageAUTHOR

      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      thanks mary for stopping,liking and commenting on my hub.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Winter is a very gloomy time for me....This was very meaningful. Thanks

    • asmaiftikhar profile imageAUTHOR

      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks Deborah for liking my poem.

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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks Frank.

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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks Lady E for stopping and commenting on my hub and thats my honor that you read it in depth.

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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks cleaner for liking my hub.

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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thats good Imkarn for stopping and commenting on my hub.

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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks pDx for liking my piece of poetry.

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i like this piece, asmai!

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      I appreciate the explanation..i have a just awakened interest in poetry..thanks

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      cleaner3 

      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Beautiful expression. thank you for sharing

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely Poem ~ winter does have a psychological effect on us. Summer naturally brightens people up and it's easy to slip into a good mood. I'm glad the winter is just a few months. :)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is simply beautiful I love this line..soul close bosom friend’ ... I am so glad I found this poem..

      blessing to you

      Debbie

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      Frank Atanacio 

      6 years ago from Shelton

      Asma im telling you this was so so so good

    • asmaiftikhar profile imageAUTHOR

      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      thanks sky 9 for stopping and commenting on my hub.

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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks Eclecticfusion for voting me up!

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      asmaiftikhar 

      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Thanks anndavi for liking and commenting on my hub.

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      Lisa 

      6 years ago from Tennessee

      Very nice work! Voted beautiful and up!

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      anndavis25 

      6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you for explaining this meaningful poem. Interesting story.

      Well done.

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      Sky9106 

      6 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      The world is running away from me . I am grateful for that expansion . All days remains the same , but there are those that will be too strong for our regular approach.

      But I believe that there are forces at work, that looks out for the believers.

      Great work and thanks for knowing that the expansion will prove vital.

      Bless.

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