A WINTRY NIGHT

Moon

Inky black cold
blankets the white snowy ground
howling wind protests –

Where’s the moon
quiet behind the clouds as
shadows roll by.

The fire glowed
warm bodies licked the cold
behind closed doors.

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The form that DVerse Poets’ Pub features today is La Lune.   It is inspired by the haiku and has either of these patterns:  the 5-3-5 syllabic pattern, or the 3-5-3 word pattern.  I opted for the latter.   I had nothing in mind until I went outside to get a package from the UPS man.  The first lines described what I saw, while the rest were added to make a little story.  My husband specially liked the last stanza. 🙂

Do visit the pub for more poetry.

Thank you for coming by.  I appreciate your presence and comments even when I am not quick with a reply.  🙂

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33 comments

  1. I love it when simple, every day things provide the spark for our muses to light onto. And I love the turn from outside to in, from public space to private in the last stanza.

  2. I can see why he liked it. And who can blame you for delayed responses to comments, you are obviously very busy elsewhere! 🙂

    • 🙂 unfortunately for my husband, I am busy with things that do not seem interesting to him. 🙂 On a more serious note, I can only focus on the blog at night after the children are asleep and I have to allot my time between visiting friends’ blogs and responding to comments. My normally short posts work for me because I can think about them while doing mundane stuff such as washing dishes. It does not take me long to type them and publish.

      Thank you for coming by, Life&Ink. Your time is much appreciated. 🙂

  3. Thanks, Adin. 🙂 It can get truly cold here – the other night, we were down to -2.5 degrees F. Today, we felt ‘warm’ because the temperature rose to the 20s. 😀

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