Winter’s Long

The Illinois winter was not overly severe or cold last year, but because it started early in October, and consistently rendered  ice and snow repeatedly and frequently into the month of March, it became, on the minds of many, long and dreary.  One day I had to say something….

 

Winter’s  Long

Winter’s worn her coat too long.
It’s time the winds bring summer back.
Birds are busy but not with song
Winter’s worn her coat too long.
And February’s temperatures, so cold, seem wrong
And it’s hard to remember the dirt, black.
Winter’s worn her coat too long.
It’s time the winds bring summer back.

copyright © 2011 T.J. Gargano

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2 Comments

Filed under poetry, snow, winter

2 responses to “Winter’s Long

  1. The repetition, “Winter’s worn her coat too long,” is really effective. It also has the added bonus of making the winter seem too long. Good work.

    • thomag1

      I really like how you ‘read’ a poem. I like triolets for their punch by using repetition. I’m learning and your views are very helpful. Thanks.

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