Monday, March 6, 2017

Winter Sky on Fire--By Michael Escoubas--United States

Winter Sky on Fire

These barren trees
seem absorbed in life
set against this yellow
and orange surge of color.

A few boot-tracks
upset the whipped cream
snow. Life has snow-shoed
its way forward despite

the bleak portent of this
windswept prairie—even
the wolves hunker down
under logs and brush.

This late winter blaze
fire from the nostrils
of God breathes forth
life and warmth and hope.

Michael Escoubas began writing poetry for publication in August of 2013. Early in life his mother said, “You have a gift for words; I hope you do something with that gift.”  Michael writes poetry, in part, because of his mother’s encouraging words and because he believes poetry brings people together. Michael has published one chapbook, Light Comes Softly, which is available by contacting the author.

11 comments:

  1. Hi Michael
    Once again you have eloquently captured the season. I like the Snow being like whipped cream. However, the "even the wolves hunker down under logs and brush" are stay-with-me images. Thank you for sharing this. Best wishes

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  2. Dear Annie,
    So please the piece resonated.
    This was a fun poem as I love painting landscapes with words.
    Cheers!
    Michael

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  3. Michael,
    A great poem! Thanks for being such a great support here on Whispers from commenting on almost everyone's poetry and creating so many unique challenges.
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

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    1. Dear David,
      What a joy hearing from you and pleased you enjoy the challenges. They are fun for me, too.
      Blessings, dear friend,
      Michael

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  4. Michael Very good subject & great writing, I loved the ending "God breathes forth life and warmth and hope." Your writings are fun to
    read.
    Yancy


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    1. Dear Yancy,
      You exemplify the encouraging, positive attitude so characteristic of the Whispers' family of fine writers. We need each other!
      Thank you,
      Michael

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    2. Dear Michael,
      I enjoyed every single line of your poem. Thank you for sharing your poem with us.
      Blessings, my friend,
      Gert

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    3. Dear Gert,
      Your comment is especially meaningful to me as I consider you my "better" when it comes to poetry.
      Blessings,
      Michael

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  5. I was cold just reading your most descriptive poem of winter. "A bleak portent of this windswept prairie". BRRRR Thank you for giving us this winter poetry scene.

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  6. Thank you JT for your interest and comment. I love landscape poetry and hopefully drawing a modest life-application from my scenes.
    Blessings,
    Michael

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  7. Well done, Michael, for a lovely poem which has a solid basis of delightful imagery and an uplifting positive ending. Regards // paul

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