Everything In Scarcity But Cold

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

For (hopefully) your reading pleasure -- an entry for the 2021 upcoming onset of winter, in a natural setting. Poetic regards, SPP

Everything In Scarcity But Cold


Such butterflies and birds, as may,
note coming winter with dismay,
and flitter hence to warmer land,
and leave on wings, because they can.
While critters ...up to major bears,
use holes for

.......................season-chilled affairs;
...hibernate in the earthly deep,
or mantled snow, to shield their sleep.
For now is Death, sincere inclined,
to bully nature most unkind,
and bounty, warmer season shared
...now dearth for all those unprepared.

Where storm and shards of frost confer,
the beasts and birdies must defer
to fluffy pelt

....................and downy feather;
those not aslumber

....................brace 'gainst such weather
as hostile turned, so as to impart
cold trial to threaten valiant heart
and marrow of all creatures borne
through blizzard night

.................................and crystal morn.

In lands where clime of winter rules,
concepts of mercy ridicules
realities other than hard and harsh
from mountain, to the lowest marsh.
Deer and sparrow

................................must contest
however nature taught them best,
by instinct or parental show,
in forest, or by sere meadow.
Bereft of warmth and plentitude,
the strain of days will oft exclude
the old or weak or inexpert
(who nourish others as dessert);
for, in final telling of the thing,
sleep, pluck or luck

...............................will win the Spring.

 

by Steven P. Pody


Submitted: October 02, 2021

© Copyright 2021 Steven P. Pody. All rights reserved.

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