I Knew a Winter

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I Knew a Winter (130 Words)

I knew a winter in his spring.

Fair as freshly fallen snow
Quiet as contented woe
Stood apart with frozen face
Welcomed to himself, disgrace.

I knew a winter almost mild
Though his eye was dark and wild
Wildness pressed behind a pane
Mildness soft as winter rain

A temper temperate to see
In a snow-white fantasy;
I knew a winter that was still
Stricken by his own free will—

I knew a wintry heart, and I
Brought the summer to his eye
Caught him from an icy grip
Kissed the color to his lip—

He sank in warmth and melted whole,
Grey December’s dreaming soul;
Left to me a chill impress
August fever can’t repress—

I know a winter that will last
My future, as he was my past.

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Written in response to Lars Van de Goor’s beautiful photo Ghost Web ForestCheck it out! Also written in response to the Daily Post’s Daily Prompt.

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