December Storm

Guest post by Taylor Graham. Thank you my friend.

DECEMBER STORM

Daylight thin as tap-water,
as gray hairs through a comb.
Phone and power out
since yesterday. Snow
to shovel; driveway a barricade
of broken oak limbs.
Sun’s an asperity, red eye
of weather’s bird of prey.
On the deck, sparrows
hunker on their bellies,
pecking seed. Shall I
donate my hands to warm
them? But my fingers
have been taken by the cold.

Comments

jakill said…
Some great word images here, Jo. And from one of your google ads, I just learned about a relatively new open garden near the home of a friend I hope to visit next year
jakill, She's an amazing poet. Thanks for visiting and a big hug for clicking a google ad. I'm glad you found a new garden there. Have a wonderful weekend.
RNSANE said…
Great poem...and I'm sure it speaks for much of the east coast today!
Icy BC said…
Great poem! It describes what I felt today when I went out to shovel the snow today..
rainfield61 said…
"gray hairs through a comb", "Shall I donate my hands to warm them"?

Those are my favourites.
AVCr8teur said…
Good images of winter. I am happy we live in the Bay Area where the winters aren't as harsh.
Autumn Belle said…
A very beautiful poem that I enjoyed very much. I love your header picture of the scenery. Have a Blessed Christmas!
VanillaSeven said…
I can feel the chill while reading the poet.
Lucy Lopez said…
Hi Joanne

Just dropped by to say hi and enjoy your site, albeit briefly :). It seems to be evolving just beautifully - a joy to be here!

I'll check out your latest (music) site soon. In the meantime, do have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year rich with blessings to fulfill all your desires!
betchai said…
oh, this is a lovely poem speaking of the truths of winter, thankfully, I do not have to endure such storm.
Carmen, yep, though the funny thing is Taylor lives on the West Coast :)

Icy, Oh, not fun :(

rainfield, you crack me up, yes, please do :D

Karen, so am I. I'm not used to having seasons.

Autumn Belle, thank you and have a wonderful holiday

Vanilla Seven - :) I know

Lucy, and to you and yours as well my friend. Thanks so much

betchai, that is the beauty of living on the West coast. Have a fantastic holiday :)
Ratty said…
This is a perfect description of winter, especially for me right now. I just spent the day getting my furnace fixed.

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