Winter grudge

P.C :- Terri Webster Schrandt

beyond the beauty
re-call of duty
feisty owls’s long call at night
frosty winter bite
crows caw mighty light
away from dawn’s detailed sight

blind at every turn
warmth from a tea urn
spring flames of love re-kindled
alive from bird’s song,
night beat carries long
dearth of loneliness dwindled

topsy- turvy hues
idly earthy blues
when once tree secrets were sought
fairies carried might
ghostly lights swept bright
good and bad evenly fought

a contest ensued
bitter winter sued
those years before, forgotten
pages of history
untold mystery
what’s underneath forgotten.

Poetry form :- Alouette (5/5/7/5/5/7 syllables; a/a/b/c/c/b rhyme scheme)

I was inspired to try this form after reading Reena Saxena’s, ” Uplifting Blues” and ladyleemanila’s , “Snow”

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Colleen. M. Chesebro for hosting Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge # 302. Thank you Terri Webster Schrandt for your wonderful photo which serves as an inspiration for our poems. She says,

“We have so much snow in Eastern Washington this year! This is a view of my house from down the street. The small mountain peaks that you see are just north of us a few miles. Not really high in elevation (just under 3000f). but after two winters here, I’ve never seen them like this.”

Thank you all for stopping by and reading.


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