To days of winter

winter.jpg[The earth is beginning to wake up and stretch again.  So let’s savor the last breaths of the unique waning season before we move on. Number ten in a series.]

To days of winter
W.S. Merwyn

Not enough has been said
ever in your praise
hushed mornings
before the year turns new
and for a while afterward
passing behind the sounds

Oh light worn thin
until the eyes can
almost see through you
still words continuing
to bloom out of yourselves
in the way of the older stars
your ancestors

season from before knowledge
days when the sun is loved most

About Emmett Duffy

I am a Natural Patriot and an ecologist with expertise in biodiversity and its importance to human society. My day job is Professor of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
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3 Responses to To days of winter

  1. Viktor says:

    What a tranquil poem. And the picture captures exactly its mood.

  2. Jeff G. says:

    I totally agree with Viktor the picture reflects this poem so much :)

  3. Vanesa says:

    The picture really fits as a poem image. Very well done.