Monday, September 22, 2014

Winter in the Smokies--By Tom Davis--United States

Winter in the Smokies

A bone-numbing chill
Flows from the mountains
And into the valleys
Where sycamores stand
Their brown bark shed
Like sunburned skin
Their limbs stretch skyward
Like fingers of a skeleton
Snow will come
Blanketing all
In stunning white

Tom Davis' work has appeared in numerous publications. He is the publisher of the Old Mountain Press (OMP) Recently, OMP has ventured into the world of ePublishing where his work is featured. Tom does not consider himself a poet as he considers poetry one of the a most difficult form of expression. He finds that the writer has to say so very much in such a small space. His favorite quote is: "I would have written a shorter letter but didn’t have time." (Blaise Pascal)--1642 France


  1. Hi, there, Tom! All the visuals stirred up through your words paint such a glorious picture! It is pure joy to see you added to this Whispers venue! I am sure Karen is elated that this journal validates the written word through this global venture! God bless! Sheri /

  2. Dear Tom,

    It is so good to see you already have a thoughtful comment on your wonderful poem. Welcome to Whispers! I am very happy you here sharing your gift for words. Please let me know if you have any questions. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  3. Dear Tom, welcome to Whispers where you will find much encouragement for writing poetry. I can see already that you have a flair for it in spite of what your profile indicates. :) I really enjoyed the picturesque words and could easily visualize winter in the Smokies. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  4. Thanks to all for your kind comments! Looking forward to posting with Whispers in the future. tom

  5. You made visual in words how it feels when one can touch the upcoming snow season. A poem with volumes of depth.. Bravo! Dutch Greetings. Elly Wouterse

  6. Hi Tom....I think you are both a poet and a painter! Thank you for sharing this captivating write with us. // paul

  7. Hello Tom
    Welcome to Whispers:
    A nature wonderful...your imagery placed me there waiting for the blanket of snow.
    Look forward to reading much more from you.

  8. Hi Tom. Thank you for this nicely written poem filled with imagery. I bet the Smoky Mountains are just as beautiful in the winter as they are in the summer and fall. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  9. I never thought of myself as a "nature poet", but as I look back at the few poems I've written, I have to proudly clam this title. Guess that having spent so much time in the boondocks it is only natural that I'd gravitate toward nature in its finest and in its worst:-) Again thanks to all for your kind thoughts!