Returning Winter – North East Florida

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Sunset under returning winter.

All of the clouds blew out to sea within a few hours.  I was able to star-gaze by midnight.

Cold Front January 27, 2015

sunset under returning winter ⓒBearspawprint2015  01.27.2015

sunset under returning winter ⓒBearspawprint2015 01.27.2015

Silent

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Winter light
Neither waxing
Nor waning
Unmoving
Cold behind
Silver mist
Ungloved
Hands cupped
Holding
Unformed wishes
Dreamy nacre
Soft for
A moment
Then gone
Nowhere
Iridescence
Imagined
Sound muted
No whispers
No songs
Still
Quiet
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Bear … 01.11.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015
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Cold Wind From The North West

There was a

Cold rushing

Wind from

The North West

Then stillness

Silence

Waiting

Grows ice

Alas for

New growth

Alas for

Spring animals

Awake too soon

Roots bide

In silence

Seeds and tubers

Orient themselves

Without  discussion

When the thaw

Soon arrives

Foliage and flowers

Will drape

Themselves in

Black extremity

A widow’s lace

Across my garden

Bear — January 7, 2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015

The temperature is dropping ten degrees Fahrenheit, per hour. Care for your animals, and friends, and relatives, and the helpless, and yourselves, as much as you are able. Please.
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IS EVERYBODY HERE by Walela

 

There is No More Warmth

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My wailing
Is only wind
Not empty music
You can hear
No Doppler
Siren song
No melodic
Humming
As I pass
There is no
Warmth
No rhythmic
Drumming heart
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Dearest Beloved
Should you happen
To listen
Now when
There are
No more words
To be said
You will hear
The same thoughts
Inside your head
As you have
Always heard
While you are
Eternally
Turning away
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I and all
My words
And thoughts
And music
I and my damaged
Heart and
My fears and tears
Forever unheard
Are howling
Shrieking gales
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My body once
Warm with love
Is no more
Than a
Wheezing
Bellows
Pumping
Cold winter’s
Whistling winds
So lonesome
So hopeless
Lonesome
Through
Bloodless
Hollow veins
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Bear … 01.05.2015
ⓒBearspawprint2015

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