Winter Enchantment

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Featured Review on this writing by Ann Sepino

Winter Enchantment

A Free-Style Poem


Photo byWolfgang Hasselmann onUnsplash


A small hamlet hugs up against the deep blue waves and ripples

It is an image of contrast, crisp and alive, against deadly quiet and stillness

There is an opulence and blanched white palour

Of white on white, clean on clean

These are crisp, cool wintery facades

The blue sea reflecting silvery towering reflections

Soon to be a brilliant glaze of ice where inhabitants will skate

There is a wholesomeness about the chosen ivories and fleshy colours

Overwhelmed by steep-pitched roofs sheeted lightly with snow

The light horizon turns to a deep periwinkle toward evening

All complementing the deep ripples of the water

Hoary trees provide a fleecy almost solid wall of backdrop

Wandering branches and a sparkling of ice become the foreground 

Of a majestic winter scene

The churches bell-tower reaches like a divining rod to the heaven

The ivory and calcimine 18th Century buildings announce a caring people

Within an eccentric conglomeration of design

A place of enchantment with its blanched alabaster and

Tiny window doorsills of small panes hide the life within

A realm of all-seeing and all-knowing. 



Shirley Langton 2020


Submitted: November 18, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Shirley M. Langton. All rights reserved.

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Ann Sepino

It's descriptive poetry of places and seasons like these that really grab my fancy. This poem has a nice balance of sophistication and simplicity, and I'm all for it. :)

Thu, November 19th, 2020 3:09pm


Thanks very much Ann. Shirley

Thu, November 19th, 2020 7:27am

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