A Night In Winter Poem by Anil Kumar Panda

A Night In Winter

Rating: 4.8


Dripping drops of diamond dews
Ice-cold beads encompassing numerous hues
Swirling down the peacock-green leaves
And get disappeared on the bed of sheaves.

Dew drenched path bear fine imprints
Of scurrilous insects in their nocturnal stints
Cool are the Moon, the trees, and the huts in the dark
Coolest of all is the place where I work.

The cool breeze brings the weirdest of tales
As an eerie silence reigns over undulating vales
Hoots of an owl or the ruffling of feathers
Down into the spine they send the shivers.

Sliding down to the west, on the slate
Of an opaque sky the panoply of teeming stars
Will hide and rest on the lap of the earth
Followed with its cohorts by the exuberant Mars;


In the roof-tops, foliages and stacks of hays
The witches move hunting for preys
The priest with candles and a silver platter
Mutter prayers sprinkling the Holy-water.


Warming itself by the cindering fire
The cat dozes off with half closed eyes
It gives a shake to its languid tail
To get rid of the bothering flies;

For the white beam, it won’t be late
To spread across the sky through Heaven’s gate.
For afar a mellifluous tune can be heard
Perhaps to its beloved is calling a bird.

Clouds of colours flit across the firms
As the birds dive for supple worms.
At the sign of night’s surreptitious descend
Village girls gather at the river band.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 19 January 2018

The cool breeze brings the weirdest of tales As an eerie silence reigns over undulating vales Hoots of an owl or the ruffling of feathers Down into the spine they send the shivers....Loved the expression, I like your natural style of penning! Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem with us.....10

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Anil Kumar Panda 19 January 2018

I am glad for giving time to my poems and positive review Sir. My heartfelt gratitude.

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Jagdish Singh Ramána 10 March 2019

amazing poetry! beautiful imagery in real poetic words! again country girls at river bank is beautiful that joints the poems.

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Anil Kumar Panda 11 March 2019

That's a great compliment my dear poet. Thanks for your time. Regards.

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Aniruddha Pathak 13 April 2019

Vivid imagery of a wintry night, a poem well-writ.

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C N Premkumar 03 January 2022

Dripping drops of diamond dews. Nicely written with rhyming words. Beautiful

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Ruta Mohapatra 07 December 2021

Such vivid description of the village, its surrounding in winter! Lovely poem!

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Rebecca Navarre 07 December 2020

Wow what a beautiful story told here! .. Filled with nature, beauty, heart and mystery too! .. Thank you ever so much for sharing this! .. Definite 5 Stars ++++++++..................

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Dr Antony Theodore 28 July 2020

For the white beam, it won’t be late To spread across the sky through Heaven’s gate. For afar a mellifluous tune can be heard Perhaps to its beloved is calling a bird. The birth of the light and the sound of the bird. You are one with the nature in your meditations. thank you revered poet. tony

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Evelyn Judy Buehler 21 December 2019

The night comes alive through the magic of your words, with beauty and rich color and movement. :)

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