Celebrating a Year

week 224 ~ bright and cold I shiver

with 4 comments


bright and cold I shiver
walk on past yesterday
watching as hopes quiver

 pause to let a sliver
of life just float away
bright and cold I shiver

 sunlight floods the river
there’s no chance it will stay
watching as hopes quiver

 time knows I can’t give her
any more room to play
bright and cold I shiver

lost images live blur
my resolve not to stray
watching as hopes quiver

hearing the plaintive whir
of life’s long brave melee
bright and cold I shiver
watching as hopes quiver

Written by mairmusic

January 25, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Posted in January, villanelle

Tagged with , , , , ,

4 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. There is a sense of awareness of the intersection of wishes with the cold reality that life presents us in the poem…those things we must confront but never really brought to the surface of our daily lives…deep emotions here.


    January 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  2. The contrast between loss and hope well illustrated in this, reflecting your life right now, I think … but it’s most of our lives, most of the time.
    Nicely done … and picture perfect.

    Jamie Dedes

    January 27, 2013 at 3:54 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: