Overturn

photo credit: Natalia Medd Wrapped in Winter via photopin (license)

photo credit: Natalia Medd Wrapped in Winter via photopin (license)

This is the leaving time, the dying of the light.
Winter fires may wait to burn the last embers of the old away.
In anticipation of the new emerging from these dark nights
Like a phoenix from the ashes. But this is the leaving,
The last post, and we are all prisoners of this dying season.
Hopes are all gone awry, it is too late to put things right.
Winter’s child has wrapped us in her embrace.
Her cold, dead arms encircle us.
No chance to overturn the order,
Season must follow season, we cannot overthrow
We must suffer winter’s tyranny again.
The glacial kiss of the unforgiving season.
 
© 2016 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

Grimalkin

Spiteful hiss of the old she-cat,
Who’ll claw first and regret later.
If she’s disturbed from her favourite spot
Beneath that toasty warm radiator.
 
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New Shoots

An endless cycle
Green gives way to brown, Then white
As the snow falls down,
But beneath the blanket
Crocus and snowdrop wait.

snowdrop

© 2015 | Frank Regan, All rights reserved.

Winter moon

Day 5 and a poem which is to be included in my first collection, out next year, along with plenty of all new poetry.

Made of sticks and stones

Whose is the moon

That floats on high;

That lights my way

On winter nights,

That sails above

And reflects below.

Whose is the moon?

Not mine, I cry.

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