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The Winter Witch

Updated on March 3, 2011

As chill as witch's cackle and as bitter as her brew...
the sting of winter's clutching grasp engulfed and harshly blew.

Its cold was paralyzing like the witch's piercing glare...
penetrated to the bone...then infiltrated there.

This winter wind then cast a spell, so wicked its intent,

solidified all that it touched, its wrath never quite spent.

It seemed to last forever, as winter's torment grew,
freezing into solid ice all but its chosen few.

But as with life, it had to end, was forced to travel on...
Spring arrived on tender breeze and winter witch was gone.

On the breeze, a glowing warmth embraced all in its path...
Winter's grip, that once possessed, now meltdown aftermath.

Icy fingers did give way and yielded unto spring,
and on the wings of victory was banished winter's sting.

The winter witch had met her match. Her heartless touch of gloom...
was conquered by the breath of spring in all her blush and bloom.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


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    • No_Clue profile image

      No_Clue 5 years ago

      BeyondMax, I was in Maryland with my oldest son during winter when I wrote this on and it was bitter! I live in Florida where there are not severe winters hardly ever, and certainly no snow. Funny thing, though...I love the northern winters and look forward to my visits north! Thank you, once again, for your read and sweet comment, it means alot!

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Such perfect verses, I'm stunned, love it =) The Winter Lady comes our way though.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ..actually your heart is like your talent - big!!!!!!!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Epi, you make this little heart sing!

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 6 years ago write like an English major with all of the literary skills intact - it's really quite something to see and of course - to read!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Oooohhhh! attemptedhumour! I am delighted that you like it!

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      What a clever way to warm our hearts. Even a new Witch's broom, sweeps clean. I'll give it ten!

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Just Ask Susan, thanks for the read and comment! Spring is just around the corner!

      NEWright, thanks for reading! you take care as well!

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      N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

      Once again, I enjoy your work No_Clue.

      Take Care,


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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Really enjoyed this. Excellent poem! come on spring!

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      johnwindbell 6 years ago from - the land of beards and buggies

      Enjoyed it, no_clue - Ya know what they say; you go witch, you won't know which. Glad I did go witch, cuz I won't be back. The only ones to go green, but they won't be seen.


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      Ian Hudson 6 years ago from Sheffield, England

      Great poem. :)

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Tanks CM!

      Wayne Brown, feels pretty witchy out there right about now...brrrrrr! Thanks for the read! and comment! Stay warm!

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      Christina M. Castro 6 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA


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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      Winter as a witch in verse no less...quite nicely done! WB

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      Thanks so much, Gus! In the meantime, stay warm, my Hub friend!

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      Gustave Kilthau 6 years ago from USA

      No_Clue - Such a well-done poem. I begin to feel that warm air arriving with the robins on February 20th. Thanks for the wonderful poem. Very enjoyable it is.

      Gus :-)))

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      thanks so much for the read! Right about now, a shot of bourbon is sounding pretty enticing...i just got in from walking my dog and the winter witch is alive and kicking! Brrrrrrr!

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      justom 6 years ago from 41042

      The cold inspires poetry from you and inspires a couple of shots of bourbon for me! Stay warm. Peace!! Tom

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      i'm with you there, vietnamvet...the cold wind last night inspired this poem! Stay warm!

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      vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

      beautiful, and I can't wait till that winter witch is gone again as she is mighty frigid right now. God Bless