A wasted day

When weather change from freezing into thaw
the ice below moans melodies as if in pain.
When anger of the wind turn faces puce and raw
we huddle leeward from the wicked sleet and rain,
and daylight dwindles, dies; forget the days of flaws.

Thaw by Aleksey Savrasov

Quadrille for De at dVerse.
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January 14, 2018

31 responses to “A wasted day

  1. Love the rhyming quadrille specially: daylight dwindles, dies; forget the days of flaws. I look forward to the thawing of winter ice.

  2. /the ice bel\ow moans melodies/ was the hook for me. Missed you at OLN; check out BLACKTHORNE

  3. Only someone who has experienced it could write it. You bring it to life. I hope you will be writing some on your mother’s birthday celebration.

  4. “Faces puce and raw” How descriptive! We “huddled leeward” for 7 inches of snow yesterday, but today the sun is shining and the world is pristine!

  5. Ooooh this is deliciously lyrical! ❤️ Love “the ice below moans melodies as if in pain.” Wow!

  6. this drops into the depths of the season – and how it changes its face so often throughout – and yes, after the deepest cold, the ice does seem to moan as it thaws – perhaps this where the expression “old man” winter comes from ….

    I really like your quadrille – it’s moody and atmospheric and makes me want for the deepest gloom, and snows and grey … and cold, just to feel the bite …

    (really it does – even as I’m sort of right in the thick of it all as it is — and I’m not a fan of winter, so bravo on the poem, makes me want to drop right into it and let it rip me to bits)

  7. You have captured the harshness of winter. I always love a good rhyme scheme, yes I do. Did you mean change or changes? I always enjoy your poetry Bjorn.

  8. You conjured up a chilling sound, Björn, with the line ‘the ice below moans melodies as if in pain’, and a powerful image in the line: ‘huddle leeward from the wicked sleet and rain’. I pray that that snow by-passes this part of the world.

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