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The Will of Winter

Updated on September 8, 2011

The Will of Winter

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


The leaves of autumn fall to earth stripping life to bare seclusion,

slowing it to half-breath, limbs crusted for the oncoming winter chill.

Creatures busily forage for winter stores, preparing to go to ground,

in burrows warm and sustainable, they housekeep with fervour.


Below, insects swarm the multicoloured leaves, feeding and breaking down the mulch

and enriching the earth, enacting natures perfect cycle.

Above, feathered creatures feel the urge to fly, knowing soon they must travel far,

in flocks they will gather to make this yearly pilgrimage.


As autumn sun falls away and the chill increases, the world slows,

the brooding clouds above like a sedative, an impending weight.

The slumber of winter is almost upon us and thoughts of warmth and provisions ensue,

all creatures in awe of nature’s cycle and the power of life.


When the snows fall the world sleeps and dreams of sun,

nestled in hovels warm, draped in white, laden with the will of winter.

We can but bow to this will, our wildest dreams captive to the natural world,

until the season once again subsides to the spring of rebirth, and the sun of dreams appears.

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      Livin4Him 

      7 years ago from Wasilla, AK

      You're quite welcome Tony! Look forward to reading more of your writings! Be blessed!

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      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks for the comment Livin4Him.

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      Livin4Him 

      7 years ago from Wasilla, AK

      So much truth spoken here! What an awesome glimpse into the coming of Winter! Love it!

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