Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Past Post

Cathy, over at 'Looking Up' perused my blog and found this poem from my first month of blogging. She liked it (thank you, Cathy, who placed third in the Frost 2006, woo hoo!) and encouraged me to post it again.

So while I await my Dragon, here's something from the past.

Shadows lengthen
Nights grow long
Early warnings
Winter's song
Dusk comes early
Days grow cold
The changing winds
Harsh and bold
Yet beauty reigns
With morning light
A brilliant shimmer
Mantle white


Blogger KGMom said...

Well, Cathy is right--it is a lovely poem and so appropriately illustrated.
Here's hoping the Dragon arrives and helps you with all your creative expressing.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I trust that Dragon will breathe blog-fire!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Bonita said...

I enjoy winter poems like yours, having lived in Montana most of my life. But, here in the Pacific Northwest, the days of winter are grey and dismal, often with rain. Yet, many write poems about it.

10:57 AM  
Blogger thailandchani said...

Makes me hungry for winter again. :)

And I know it is so beautiful out in your part of the world.



11:46 AM  
Blogger kate said...

I'm glad Cathy found this poem. It is especially good to read today with the temperatures soaring. The thought of cool weather isn't so bad ...

I love your last stanza ... "A brilliant shimmer, Mantle white".

12:09 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Terrific poem! By the way, I love your slideshow thingy. Are you getting excited yet? ...the Dragon, Tammy's visit.... I am stoked on both counts!

6:08 PM  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Lovely, Pam. You have great talent.

8:24 PM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Pam - Very pretty poem. It does make me yearn for winter when we can slow down and relax a bit. I liked it a lot.

Thank you,

12:29 AM  
Blogger Mama P said...

Crisp air, white snow, warm cocoa, hope for a new beginning with family and friends tucked in front of a warm fire. This is what your writing brings to me. These are the feelings that you bring to the page. I've been "draggin" without you, so bring that "dragon" on in soon. And thanks for the poem.

3:09 AM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Lovely simplicity, and very evocative.

How about more of your own favorite selections from those earlier posts? T'would be interesting for those of us who found your blog more recently.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous caroline potato said...

Hi Pam,

I like the almost stark simplicity of the poem. Right now I am almost overcome with the complexity and jungle energy of the flowers around here. You remind me that the time will soon come to move inward.

I second bitterroot's suggestion to delve back into your archives. I was going to suggest it even before I read it in your Comments section. It would be enlightening and enjoyable to see your earlier posts -- kind of like discovering an old letter stuck in the pages of a book.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Just perfect, Pam. Perfect.

3:52 PM  

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