Winter’s Bite

My toes Inside fleece-lined boots Feel like tiny ice-blocks My fingers Exposed to refrigerated air Are numb I can’t remember When it’s been so cold My bones ache They don’t approve of this Chills like miniature teeth Nibble at my joints Gnaw on muscles Graze across my skin Winter’s freezing bite Has me by the…

Autumnus

Spreading her cloak of red and golden leaves she comes, heralding fecundity the bounty of the good earth ready for harvest   Her cloak billows out and the trees understand mimicking her colours in the long winding down as Nature relaxes, settles preparing for bed   Bring in the gifts of God to His people…

Winter kill

There’s beauty in white The stillness of a silent night A frozen landscape where savage snow Falls gently, spreading wings in a loving embrace Wind-chill murders in quick time While chilly death promises eternal rest Winter wonderland’s glacial show Hides deceptive drowsy warmth Before final sleep