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A Cape Winter Day (Rubiyat Sonnet)

(for Annelize)

North-northwest the Cape winter wind howls
while out of the rain you dry yourself with a towel,
while the rain does pour down for many days
and shivering, outside we do hear an ominous owl.

The Atlantic Ocean storm-turbid smash against shoreline rocks,
the great oak tree whips up and down and on the roof knocks
where a hot fire burns in the fireplace and you smile happily

and I am soaked through from my head up to my socks
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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: love and life
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