Monday, April 14, 2014

Winter Recall--By Gerald A. McBreen--United States

Winter Recall

Spring runoff cascades its way into consciousness.
Stems push buds skyward promising a summer of kaleidoscopic splendor.
Where did winter go?
Cold breath against the window.
Shivering bodies wiggling out of polyester shells.
Happenings recalled from a mind yawning out of hibernation.

Gerald A. McBreen found poetry after he retired from the US Postal Service. He discovered he had a flair for romance. He has been publishing for ten years with True Romance and their related magazines. He is the coordinator for Striped Water Poets. They sponsor an “open mic” every first Wednesday of the month. They also post 'Poems on Posters' around the area. In 2009 Pacific, Washington celebrated its 100th anniversary, and he was appointed Poet Laureate. (2009 - 2013)


  1. Hi, Gerald, it is grand to read you here at Whispers! What an awesome poem that seems to eek out a nostalgia for the departure of winter and though, I for one am happy to see winter go behind the curtain, I must admit he displays most incredible art and some very memorable paintings! Thanks for a beautiful poem! Sheri /

  2. Dear Gerald,

    Welcome to Whispers it was a pleasure to read your poem Winter Recall. All the memories of my Canadian Winters came back to me as I read this and remembering how much I wanted Spring to arrive after a long Winter. Great desription and images! Thanks for sharing your poetry with us.

    Sandra Stefanowich

  3. Hi Gerald. Thank you for sharing your work here with us at Whispers. "Winter Recall" is fun and delightful. I enjoyed reading it. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations