Sunil Rajagopal

Silver Star - 3,224 Points (30.03.1984 / Kochi, Kerala)

Winter Is Not Forever - Poem by Sunil Rajagopal

Weary clouds are nearly spent
Painting the vault in even blues,
Soaking days in honeyed hues;
Myriad birds from where they went,
Sing that Winter is not far.

Tang of old in the morn chill -
Devil's flowers shed on the streets,
Dying leaves spread in sheets,
Last night's fires burning still;
Smells like Winter is nearly here.

Swiftly swooped in the cover of night,
Silent winged like a great gray owl,
Shrouding the world in a dusky cowl;
Knight of Day too has lost his light,
Looks like Winter is here to stay.

Snapping jaws bite to the bone,
Road & morrow mired in gloom,
Feet & mind snug in woolly womb,
Hearing dogs howl & moan;
Feels like Winter will never leave.

Sombre shadow gently yields,
Spring bound wings heading home,
Gay are those that stay and roam,
Grain & straw in sunlit fields;
If Winter comes, then Winter must go.

Topic(s) of this poem: winter

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Winter Is Not Forever by Sunil Rajagopal

  • Souren Mondal (12/4/2015 5:58:00 AM)

    A very nice poem Sunil.. Shelley is given an interesting twist by you.. Thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (12/4/2015 1:42:00 AM)

    Winter comes and goes away. We see the seasonal art in this and we know this flavors a lot. Very wise and interesting sharing done definitely.10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, December 4, 2015

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