Thursday, February 5, 2015

Walk With Winter--By Colleen Keller Breuning--United States

Walk With Winter

Here in the wake of gentle morning hush,
shimmering sun rises in its scarlet blush,
whispering namaste in the bitter breeze
amidst the crow and blue jay’s fervent pleas.

Here in the woods, you are never alone;
nature comes alive in its welcoming home.
Squirrels bury nuts under the towering oak,
white-tails bolt as distant shots provoke.

Here the forest yields its stark winter scene,
all barren branches save for tiny evergreens.
These solitary pine trees, if they grow at all,
shall grow ever strong, ever free, ever tall.

Here is where I long to sleep, in pale moonlight
beneath snowy blanket on long December nights.
Walk with winter, let broken hearts become whole,
with peace and serenity to ease your weary soul.

Colleen Keller Breuning is a poet and photographer who was born and raised in Maryland. She currently resides in Purcellville, Virginia. Her poetry, short stories and photography have been published in a variety of print and online magazines during the past decade. Her first poetry book, Shadows of My Father, was a tribute to her father and published in 2011. She is currently working on her second book of poetry, along with assorted photography projects. She participates in several online writing groups. In addition to poetry and photography, she loves nature, music, cats and wine (not necessarily in that order).

15 comments:

  1. Lovely poem Colleen! You painted a realistic picture with words. Nicely said! ~Chris

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  2. I enjoyed your "Walk with Winter," Colleen.

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    1. Thank you Marianne...the beauty of nature is such an inspiration! :)

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  3. Really great piece here Colleen, enjoyed the picturesque lines..'

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and enjoying, Joe!

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  4. Colleen, I enjoyed your poem on winter. I must admit that I am not much of a fan of the cold, but how I love the beautiful-ness of the season. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

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    1. You are quite welcome. I lived in Florida for 24 years and actually came to miss all the seasons, including winter!! It was my pleasure to share, and blessings back!

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  5. Because of the tremendous snow we have had here on Long Island, I was drawn to your poetry title Lovely to say the least - gentle, peaceful reading as one faces the 'stark' cold of winter...Rhoda

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    1. Thank you so much Rhoda! There's nothing more peaceful than a quiet snow falling (as long as you don't have to get out and drive in the messy stuff!) ;)

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  6. I felt a sweet peace as I read your well written winter poem. I love the outdoors too and have found solace I the woods as I have witnessed the same scenes you painted. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Charlene

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  7. You are so welcome, Charlene... The sense of calm walking through the woods is indeed so uplifting. The best way to start the day! Thank you so much for reading! :)

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  8. Congrats on the publication. It is an outstanding piece.

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  9. Colleen your love for Nature conveys itself in every word you write...I think living in and appreciating such beauty is such a gift, thank you for sharing your gift with all of us.

    ~Christine

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