Treasure Island

Jack Dylan

(3/5/76 / Wisconsin)

Only as Winter


Beneath a blanket of frosty snow,
Silently sleeping below icy green,
Slowly swimming under black ice,
But only as winter did you know.

Such vibrant life awaits the spring
Bloom and sprout through this blustery cocoon
Slowly she tilts back to the light
Water begins to flow, and robins sing.

Slowly emerging from burrows below
Fighting to regain summer strength
To feed and dart through shadows upstream
But only as winter did you know.

Behind the scarf of icy winds
Squinting to see the light of day
Accepting winter only as a season
This too shall pass I say my friend.

It’s not the ice, nor the snow
You have to learn what’s to come
For spring has begun,
But only as winter did you know.

Submitted: Monday, January 29, 2007
Edited: Thursday, January 06, 2011

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  • Kee Thampi (1/30/2007 11:12:00 PM)

    a good rhyme for read

    Slowly emerging from burrows below
    Fighting to regain summer strength
    To feed and dart through shadows upstream
    But only as winter did you know. (Report) Reply

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