Now the winter shivers


Now the winter shivers
In this barren land.
Near and far the echoes
Without a welcome hand.

Now the winter clamors
As naysayers pave the way.
The vile commence each battle
What more is there to say.

Dimmer than the most atrocious
On the crowning of darkest night.
Sure-footed soldiers march into battle
Prepared for one more fight.

The world lies in anguish
No longer praying for relief.
Smack dab in the pit of sorrow
Buried in inescapable grief.

© 2019 Michelle Cook

The rhyme and meter of this poem, were inspired by the poetic works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, who wrote “Autumn Chant,” which can be found here.

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18 thoughts on “Now the winter shivers

    1. Thank you… and It’s ok D, I’ve been slacking myself. Are you doing ok? Your last few posts left me to wonder. Perhaps I should have said something? I don’t like to pry… Just know you’re thought of and loved by our family, and if you ever need anything, just send me a message. My email can be found if you click on my Gravatar. 🙂

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        1. That’s good to hear. Are you publishing it yourself or through a publisher? Everyone is doing good. I’m still working my way through school, and I have about 18 months left. Brian just retired, and my two oldest girls are married now and I’m a grandma to a little boy and girl. Brianna is graduated and trying to figure out what she wants to do. She’s hoping to go to art school. And Autumn is still being homeschooled and still the happiest child I’ve ever known. That’s my life in a nutshell. How’s your family doing?

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