Winter Bides Her Time


Poem Commentary

Thank you so much to all my friends, new and old, who have taken the time to read my work and offer their reviews. I am honored and thrilled to have actually won a weekly contest here, because I know just how many worthy poets are entered each week. Special thanks to each and every one of you for the warm congratulations and kind words of support. I can't even begin to tell you all how very much this means to me.

Winter Bides Her Time

the blue-gray moon, cracked into pieces by the stark silhouette of a dying oak...

tiny icicles stretching toward the ground, pointing their accusatory fingers...

mantle of snow glittering on the forest floor, effectively muting the quietest of sounds...

moonbeams betray the site of the lake, frozen over and cloudy, intriguing and deceptively inviting...

fresh cold wind biting, gnashing its teeth bitterly, ravenous and invigorated...

yet the moonlight still dances lightly over the pristine snow, exploring, caressing, twinkling...

all the while knowing this moment will not last, and will never be repeated...

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Olan01 commented on Winter Bides Her Time


Congrats on this poem, my friend. However, I disagree; this poem will last for many ages; come rain, ice, sleet or snow these words will stand the test of time.

gmcookie commented on Winter Bides Her Time


Wow! I'm impressed. This is a beautifully descriptive piece. You really took me there, simon. Now I hope you intend to pass around some hot mulled cider..



Actually, I was thinking hot cocoa with marshmallows! Mmmm! Thank you so much for the kind comments!

Madelynn commented on Winter Bides Her Time


Oh I dig this- major! I love reading this kind of work!! So refreshing! I am way into descriptive writing, and you- have made my eyes do alil' jiggety jig jig! This is what it's all about! I am smitten by every single line. THANKS, smilez, Maddi



Thank you so much, Maddi! I really enjoyed reading your comments! :)

ansari commented on Winter Bides Her Time


its great , so descriptive, all my admiration for your talent. thank you . a 10



Thank you so much for the kind words!

Rhymer commented on Winter Bides Her Time


Wanted to extend my congratulations on being selected as this weeks winner in the contest. A very deserving write.

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

simoneaugustus’s Poems (69)

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Recipe For Making a Wish 6
Who's Calling, Please? 3
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A Good Man, Regardless 3
Courage Can Take Many Forms 7
Forgetting You 9
Beste Freundin (Best Friend) 4
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Scared Silly 13
Brown’s Junction 4
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Near-Love Experience 5
Imagination SOS 9
Toppled Throne of Peace 11
My New Path 5
Dreams For Sale (compilation of series) 9
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Outpatient (Triolet, Balladeer's class) 5
Appointment 7
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (poem 4, Balladeer’s quatern) 6
Just a Dream 8
Neglect 8
Dancing Gypsy 7
Inspiration (Haiku) 4
Seasonal Shift 5
Listen Closely 10
Burning Desire 8
Misbehaving 14
1,000 Words 10
Jack and Jill 6
Triumph 2
Childhood to Adulthood 3
New Kind of Love 4
Future 4
Unhealthy Love 3
‘Tis Better to Give Than to Receive 2
Daughter Dear 7
Never Again 3
tic Cruelty
Whispered Promise 2
After All 7
Nature's Office 6
My Very Own Disease 10
Collection of Haiku 3
The Rise of Hope 4
Glimpse of Frustration 1
Decisions, Decisions 2
Local Dive 2
Dare to Control Me 2
Surrender 2
My Strength 2
Rediscovered Love at a Diner 2
My Addiction 3
Emotional State 1
Divulging Secrets 1
Unwed Mother 2
Marvelous Sensations 2
Woman Child 1
Grace LeeAnn 1
Left Field 2
Fountain of Experience 1
The Illusion of Control 2
Love/Hate Relationship 3
Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad 'D'? 1
Lie is Central to BeLIEve 1
The Unchanged Core 3
Hammering Kindness 2
Loneliness 4