William Sutherland

(Larchmont, NY)

Visit To A Wintry Marsh

A visitor to a wintry marsh, surrounded by a tundra-like
Desolate landscape of whites and grays feels an ineffable sadness from deep within --
Longing with an aching heart for the recently past season of warmth.

A somber silence broken only by the whispering wintry breeze --
Nature's mourning the prevalent loss of the Marsh's
Collection of colors and chorus of sounds - fills the ears.

Frozen plants are clothed in coats of hoar, the leaden sky in clouds of gray,

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