Monday, July 24, 2006

Winter Wish

In Winter

I yearn
For summer solitude

and autumnal ash
Of leather leaves
That saunter down for spring.

That make a laurel crown
For gentle grass and green.

In Summer

I wish
for winter withering

and blinding white
of silent snow
and lakeside jewel-laid.

And midst the quietude,
A snowy enfilade.


* the mad monk of melk * said...

very eliot, colin.

Anonymous said...

with a touch of haiku.

~autolycus said...

more like emily dickinson and very good

John Riemann Soong said...

Hmm, just insert a few emdashes and I guess it would be very much like Emily Dickinson.

I like this, I like it a lot.

Very nice metre and line setup.

Thou didst remind me, because the last snowstorm was only three months ago and yet it seems over half a year ago, with the mix of scorching middway weather and cold morning wind from the bay only offering so much reminiscence.

Emily Dickinson as I recall mostly capitalised the start of every line though, which I find a waste for the conveyance of valuable information (tone can be very much conveyed through case).

Here the case helps define rhythm and assign appropriate emphasis.

Very nice. I can only admire.