Monday, October 29, 2012

To Winter

Late fall roses with frost etched leaves
barely bloom born; already
they're half gone
to winter, to winter -
I'm feeling my age
and something like rage that cruel
winter comes so soon.

A belated entry for Kerry's Mini Challenge.  Submitted to Open Link Monday at Real Toads.

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Yep, I'm with you, MZ!!

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

Barely bloom born~
Just gorgeous, MZ
And oh man, do i share the rage
Though you repeat to winter, heel to toe, the space in between seems so much the greater.

Brian Miller said...

smiles.....we are about to get clobbered by winter with this storm....great opening imagery in this MZ....the forsted leaves...magical...nice allit as well...

kaykuala said...

Seems the cold is not readily welcomed. Would love to see some snow (no snow in the equatorial regions here) Wonderful verse!

Hank

Barbara said...

'Rage, rage against the dying of the light.' I love that your poem, like Thomas', can be read on so many levels.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Lovely classical feel to this raging--and I guess I am with you! In the raging I mean

Laura said...

beautiful...just a few potent lines...so rich.

Mary said...

Ah, whenever winter comes, it is ALWAYS too soon!

Grace said...

Lovely form MZ ~ Winter is always coming too soon for me ~

Fireblossom said...

The last two lines are very nicely done.

Ella said...

I'm raging about aging, too!
I enjoyed your poem :D

Kerry O'Connor said...

Winter does seem to come soon in the Northern hemisphere, with cold snaps as early as October.

Margaret said...

repeat for the rhyme... you clever girl. This is a beautiful lament!

Marian said...

age and rage, all the rage. sigh.

Jinksy said...

Another 'rage against the dying of the light' poem - Dylan Thomas would approve...

Susan said...

I haven't decided to rage yet. I like the few layers of wisdom I've acquired by going through many deaths. Slowing down would be ok, but doing it all again? NoNoNo. Beautiful, I lean toward your words in a deep bow.

ayala said...

I am with you!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

This is pithy and perfectly pitched -I especially like how you start describing the rose and nature and end up seething about yourself - not unlike me. Much Love 4 U, MamaZen

Grandmother said...

From my later 60's I would tell your younger self- it's not so bad!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

It's true but I am not sure that I am happy that you pointed it out!

PattiKen said...

Yeah, me too.

Shawna said...

A perfect metaphor.