mike monahan

Wintertide

the silence of the night is stirred by strong pulses
from the north that cut across the moonlit ocean
the waters shimmer and gleam like gold, as nature
begins her perpetual motion,
an increased volume of sound greets the land with the
hooting of an owl fading away into the hills replaced
by the breath of mother natures icy chills
in a lonely dwelling in a distant field the mice
they scurry across the beams to rest to the safety
of their straw clad nests
fir trees in a forest glade bow down and quiver as
the majestic force of life rises across streams and
rivers
down through the valleys, the villages and towns
the windsong continues until at last, the silence of
the night abounds, snowflakes are falling without a
sound....

mikeymo {Subject to copyright}

Topic(s) of this poem: winter

Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 25, 2010
Poem Edited: Friday, March 6, 2015

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  • Kevi Keego (7/14/2019 5:18:00 PM)

    Poet recommended by friend. This is indeed the finest poem about Winter I have ever read!

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  • john wilson (8/30/2018 10:46:00 AM)

    Best poem I have ever read on the theme of winter! the journey was fantastic!

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  • Gill Hipkin (12/30/2015 5:00:00 PM)

    Jason thanks for asking me to read this poem! It is really a wonderful complete description of the winter season! Fantastic journey

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  • Victoria Christina Royaldo (9/16/2015 5:59:00 PM)

    Must be the best depiction of winter by any poet! I have read many but this is the greatest. What awonderful journey. Wow!

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  • Margeret Downes-minger (7/5/2015 3:37:00 PM)

    Wow! ! Thank you Charles for recommending Mike's work! Fantastic journey! Best Winter trip I've ever been on.

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  • John Joe Bradford (6/23/2015 10:59:00 AM)

    Didn't expect this poem to be so good. It takes one on a journey on the winds. Winter couldn't be depicted as good as this. I shall buzz your other poems Mike. Ten from me.

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  • Edna Miller Browne (6/9/2015 5:43:00 PM)

    This poem in particular was recommended to me. I was delighted to have read it. The most graphic description of the winter season i have ever read.

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  • Matila Veronica Juntuta (4/5/2015 4:41:00 PM)

    I find this poem absolutely brilliant. i was enthralled with the magic ride on the wind! Great work Mike! TEN!

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  • Henry F James (2/25/2015 10:18:00 AM)

    Wow! what a terrific poem! excellent! Ten fom me Mike!

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  • Pranab K ChakrabortyPranab K Chakraborty (2/18/2015 11:48:00 AM)

    Beautiful imagery with strong purpose to feel the cold and silence to the reader. Nice work indeed.

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  • Pranab K ChakrabortyPranab K Chakraborty (2/18/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    Beautiful imagery with strong purpose to feel the cold and silence to the reader. Nice work indeed.

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  • Babatunde AremuBabatunde Aremu (2/18/2015 6:07:00 AM)

    A descriptive poem on mother nature. Thanks for sharing

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  • Babatunde AremuBabatunde Aremu (2/18/2015 6:07:00 AM)

    A descriptive poem on mother nature. Thanks for sharing

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  • Godfrey MorrisGodfrey Morris (2/18/2015 5:02:00 AM)

    Great description of nature displayed.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (2/18/2015 2:52:00 AM)

    A wonderful description. I was carried away like so many others. Thanks for sharing this gem with us.

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  • Jack Colbrook Addams (1/26/2015 11:24:00 AM)

    Wow! i thought i was flying on the wind! a fantastic journey Mike! ! Wonderful poem!

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  • Tanya De Burgh (11/10/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    I was informed by afriend about the poetry of Mike and I have been overwhelmed like so many others! Wintertide takes one on acomplete journey that you never want to end! Ten! ! ! !

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  • Phil Monger (2/8/2014 9:34:00 AM)

    I have read about Mikes poems on the net and I find this poem so amazing! I have never read any as deep rooted and yet simple about winter like it! Very well written Mike! TEN!

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  • George C Collingwood (8/10/2012 7:07:00 AM)

    At last a rendering of Winter that takes you there in body and spirit. Superb, is a understatement.

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  • Fred Scott (8/4/2012 9:47:00 AM)

    I will say it again and again. Mike Monahan has written the best description of Winter that I have ever encountered! !

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