Yasmeen Khan


Winter Gloom


The howling winds, the biting chill
Of wintry nights reign vales and hills
All songs are ceased, trees in tears
Gone are all autumnal hues and mere
Some wounded leaves scream under-feet
As I tread and thump on a dreary street

Rayless moon peers at the bleak world
Specter shadows of bare boughs on bare earth
Stand palsied blades of grass and some roses shrunk
Grey sunrise, days in blanket of haze cold and stern
Memories of summer, spring's visions
For bright morns we all wish and yearn

Solstice sun beam in Newgrange ancient dark
In somber cavern hope shines with a bright spark

Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2013

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  • Freshman - 1,109 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (1/7/2014 1:29:00 PM)

    U paintd winter in spectacular chilly dreary scenes. I luv d poem n i also like winter since its misin here in Tz. D indian winters i hav seen is what dis made me miss. Kudos. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 223 Points Yasmeen Khan (1/6/2014 1:45:00 AM)

    @Shahzia, I'm graetful dear friend for taking time to dilate upon my babbling. I like the way you interpreted it as good critic of poetry. Such comments give life to poetry as compare to mere a few formal words.
    Thanks dear......... :)
    Yasmin (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 421 Points Shahzia Batool (1/1/2014 11:04:00 AM)

    Wait Yasmeen!
    first let me glean some of your adjectives + nouns!


    howling winds, biting chill, wintry nights, autumnal hues, wounded leaves, dreary street, Rayless moon, bleak world,
    Specter shadows, bare boughs, bare earth, palsied blades, Grey sunrise, bright morns, bright spark...

    this is what i always say, a natural poet paints a picture with the tools of grammar, i love Keats for his grammatical word-painting!

    the lines are 14 but with a difference with 3 couplets in the beginning and 1 is the concluding one, as the poem is unlike the octave/sestet or 3 quatrains & a couplet, but you focused on conveying your meaning through imagery, and that is impressive...

    so nice lines:
    Rayless moon peers at the bleak world
    Specter shadows of bare boughs on bare earth
    Stand palsied blades of grass and some roses shrunk
    Grey sunrise, days in blanket of haze cold and stern
    Memories of summer, spring's visions
    For bright morns we all wish and yearn!

    good job! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,964 Points Valerie Dohren (12/31/2013 1:50:00 PM)

    Think most of us are feeling the effects of Winter at this time of year - we need to keep focused on the coming Spring. A great write, and may I wish you a very Happy New Year. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,580 Points Valsa George (12/31/2013 7:47:00 AM)

    Let us hope that the winter won't linger long and verdant spring comes soon! The biting chill and sordidness of winter is powerfully presented! !

    Wish you Yasmeen, a joyous New Year of all possible blessings! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,035 Points Kanav Justa (12/22/2013 10:13:00 AM)

    Some wounded leaves scream under-feet
    As I tread and thump on a dreary street

    wow, , wonderful lines, , , , very well done, , , (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 840 Points Unwritten Soul (12/22/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    This seasonal poetry done in very poetic view, mimicking the nature but written in paper..wonderful write Yasmeen_Soul (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,587 Points Sallam Yassin (12/21/2013 4:40:00 PM)

    gloom of winter there
    but in deep of heart there
    the hope is hidden and wait there/ bright (Report) Reply

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