The dreary backdrop of grey glistened with drops of dew.
Green textures alive, yet yellowed.
Heated air to a breeze, consumed up high.
Misty morning arose, only to dump the drizzle.
The drizzle drizzled without restraint.
A front of coolness won the air.
Winter has come.
A new year will ring, ring-in welcomed.
Sun rising day after day.
The longest night is over.
Soon we relish the singer’s of song’s for life.
Life burst with new life.
Spring will come.
Colored pedals of life, wither.
Lawns of brown will be our sight.
Vibrant colored crackling powder will be our sounds.
A nation born, celebrate birth.
Labor ends a season.
Fall is our fate.
Summer is over.
Trees of strength, rainbow of colors.
Colors to ground, to dirt.
Giving thanks at a table.
Turkey not spared.
A reason for a season.
Three hundred sixty-five days removed.
No leaping at two twenty-eight twenty seventeen.
A new year is here.
Happy New Year. _Thinkr8
Please take a moment and check out this book, “The Four Seasons”
The Four Seasons: Poems (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets) Hardcover – Deckle Edge, June 3, 2008
by J.D. McClatchy –
For the poet, even the most minute details of the natural world are starting points for flights of the imagination, and the pages of this collection celebrating the four seasons are brimming with an extraordinary range of observation and imagery.
Here are poets past and present, from Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Wordsworth to Whitman, Dickinson, and Thoreau, from Keats, Blake, and Hopkins to Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, Amy Clampitt, Mary Oliver, and W. S. Merwin. Here are poems that speak of the seasons as measures of earthly time or as states of mind or as the physical expressions of the ineffable.
About the Author:
J. D. McClatchy is a poet and Professor of English at Yale University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His book Hazmat (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002) was nominated for the 2003 Pulitzer Prize. He edits the “Voice of the Poet” series for Random House AudioBooks; and has written texts for musical settings, including eight opera libretti, for such composers as William Schuman,…
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The Four Seasons: Poems (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets)
Series: Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman’s Library; Gift edition (June 3, 2008)
Customer Kem White says,
This is another very good Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets Volume. The book is divided into four sections, one for each season. The sections on Spring and Summer had my favorite poems even though I’m a big fan of Fall and Winter. Mary Oliver’s “Summer Poem,” Langston Hughes’ “Summer Night,” and Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” are all beautiful and evocative.