the fresh breath of winter–dVerse OLN


the fresh breath of winter

shimmering snowfall
still water, frozen beauty
warming arid hearts

gazing on and on
reverent winter wonder
bare trees bow toward earth

nature’s white embrace
crystals sparkle silvery
beneath winter’s sun

Written and posted for dVerse Open Link Night–Join us at the poetry pub!

Photo: David Slotto
Mt. Whitney, California

24 thoughts on “the fresh breath of winter–dVerse OLN

  1. WhaT A BlesSing
    iT iS thaT LiGHT
    comes
    from:
    Rain
    When White to:
    SNoW no matter how
    BLack A NiGht oF Winter air..:)

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  2. A wonderful interplay of images; haiku-esque, if not an outright haiku sequence! Wonderful write!

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  3. Ayala says:

    Nature’s white embrace… I love that.

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  4. The shimmering snowfall is an embrace. It’s amazing how warm we can feel beneath it.

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  5. rosross says:

    Nature is such an inspiration, as is your poem.

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  6. Beautifully written 🙂

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  7. ladynyo says:

    Beautiful, Victoria. So many think and write that Winter is the season of demise, death, but to me, Winter holds such promise! The clean slate, the way the colors of the Earth dissolve into duns, grays, blacks and a pure white. It is the season of Silence, Solitude and Creativity for me! And your poem draws me into this special season.

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  8. This is like a breath of fresh air–lovely

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  9. Beautiful words, Victoria.

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  10. rothpoetry says:

    The play of light against dark is so spectacular on the winter snow!
    A deep cool breath of winter is what I need.
    Dwight

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  11. Truedessa says:

    That is an amazing photo and so is your poem!

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  12. Perfect winter haiku. Photo is stunning.

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  13. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice photo of the mountains. I liked the idea of nature’s white embrace.

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  14. mhmp77 says:

    kaykuala

    nature’s white embrace
    crystals sparkle silvery
    beneath winter’s sun

    Winter can be just as exhilarating not just cold and drab

    Hank

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  15. sanaarizvi says:

    Love this especially; “nature’s white embrace crystals sparkle silvery
    beneath winter’s sun.” Gorgeous write, Victoria ❤️

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  16. kanzensakura says:

    Gorgeous Victoria! The second stanza pulls the other two together and shows the reverence of the writer.

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  17. A stunning image, so fresh and crisp and clear and the poem matches it so well.

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  18. A beautiful experience of Winter Victoria and the photograph is stunning! :o) xxx

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  19. Glenn Buttkus says:

    I love the focus on esthetics & beauty. Winter as it mantles all creates chilled beauty and breathtaking optics–but when the ice is thick on the roads, and there is 6 feet of snow in front of the door, it no longer thrills me.

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  20. Grace says:

    I bow to earth and nature !

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  21. The beauty of winter encapsulated in perfect prose.

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  22. The photo is just stunning and makes me want to seek another winter… one of such breathtaking freshness… Thank you for reminding me how it may be.

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  23. kim881 says:

    A lovely upbeat poem, Victoria, especially after reading Bjorn’s poem about death!

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  24. A series of haiku forming a whole. Loved the alliteration in some of the pieces.

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