Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

When the winter strip trees


When the winter strip trees, uncovering them to naked,
where they stay behind like stripped skeletons
with only here and there birds remaining,
the secret of survival is still hidden,

even when it becomes icy cold,
doves and sparrows still fly past.
When the winter strip trees, uncovering them to naked,
where they stay behind like stripped skeletons,

it is looking as if the season is making an assault
on everything living, nothing can escape it,
there are still flowers blooming,
as if protected against the cold they are keeping watch
when the winter strip trees, uncovering them to naked.

Submitted: Thursday, June 02, 2011

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (6/2/2011 4:29:00 AM)

    Great poem with brilliant imagery and wonderful style. I rate it 10.
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