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A Day So Far Away

Updated on February 10, 2019
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Verlie Burroughs is a west coast writer from Vancouver Island.

Gibson's Landing Beach House


It's Your Day

Winter isolation,
the car is broken,
the house is cold.

The wind blows hard,
the darkness looms,
the poet glooms.

Time is suspended,
past is rendered present.
You see a day so far away.

There is a boat in a bay,
there is a path, and a way,
a sky, a small café.

It is early, you can smell the bread baking,
you can hear the music playing.
It's your day.

A Snowy Winter Year


Snow flurry, no hurry...

Woke up to white, snow
falling like light, ever so fine,
like a mist, frozen in time -

Now I'm stuck inside this snow globe,
still in my bath robe. Snow in my hair.
Clearly, I'm not going anywhere.

Upside, outside the yard looks immaculate,
in its wooly winter jacket...

Winter Stones


Less is more?
More is more?
more or less...


© 2019 Verlie Burroughs


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    • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

      Verlie Burroughs 

      45 hours ago from Canada

      Thank you dear Maria. Happy Valentine's Day!

      The power company is working on the lines today, and just about to shut me down, I'm so glad I caught your message.

      And happy the Winter Stones song is new to you too, wow!

      It ain't over yet, still extremely cold here, there too I imagine.

      Take care lady.

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      Maria Jordan 

      2 days ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Despite the cold theme of today's poetry, you have a way of warming my heart.

      I've never heard this Stone's song - love it, though, no surprise.

      Happy and peaceful Valentine's Day, dear V. Love and hugs, Maria

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      3 days ago from Canada

      Dora,Thank you! You are too kind.

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      Dora Weithers 

      3 days ago from The Caribbean

      Opinion-few words but it turns over a multitude of thought. All the senses are affected in the first poem. Your style is unique and interesting.

    • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

      Verlie Burroughs 

      3 days ago from Canada

      I know, it's been a long one. Thanks for reading my friend, and picking a fav, that's so sweet.

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      Rinita Sen 

      3 days ago

      Ha! Someone's going through a dreary, long winter.

      Jokes aside, it's hard to pick a favorite from this glorious dejection, but for some reason the first poem totally spoke to me.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      4 days ago from Canada

      John, Thanks so much for reading, and taking the time to comment, much appreciated!

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      John Hansen 

      4 days ago from Queensland Australia

      Enjoyable poetry, Verlie. You always deliver an interesting variety of work.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      4 days ago from Canada

      Thank you Bill, take it easy!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 days ago from Olympia, WA

      For the next four hours I will be shoveling snow, so I need this moment of tranquility. You delivered, and I thank you for it.

      Stay safe and warm, my friend.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      4 days ago from Canada

      Hello Mike, Thank you so much for your kind words and support. It always feels good to know you are there.

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      5 days ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Verlie - There is a lightness of spirit in your poetry that I admire very much. There is also clarity and beauty.


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