“Winter Comes Too Soon”, a poem

 

 
This logo above is the Narcissists Slayer Award.  I am honored to receive from CZBZ’s blog (to the right side listed).  CZ is a phen. writer and especially on narcissism and what it does in our lives and in general society. At first I thought the logo was a nose, or perhaps garlic (I think it is…..But I am honored, I tell ya.)  I don’t write too much anymore on Narcissism, but damn If I haven’t got them in my FOO (Family Of Origin).  It’s like walking in a cow pasture around narcissists.  Thank you, CZ!
 
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

 

mignot-winter-skating-scene

WINTER COMES TOO SOON

Autumn,

That too-fickle season

Has thrown off Joseph’s coat

And turned to winter.

Gone the leaves

Brilliant matinees of airborne jewels

Illuminated in prismatic splendor

By the sun piercing a brittle blue sky–

Replaced with blackened limbs

Stretching naked arms towards a glowering sky.

The season of alms and hunger has begun.

Gone the pelting rains

Which poured down window panes

Like crinkled crepe paper

Distorting the view of the shearing outside.

Gone too, are the golden sunsets

Where a beam of light transposes

Distant trees, paints the belly of clouds.

The leaves and color are gone

And that is as it should be.

What is now outside

Hints at what is beginning inside–

A long passage through a muted season.

Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2013

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7 Responses to ““Winter Comes Too Soon”, a poem”

  1. Caliban's Sister Says:

    LOVE this painting too.

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  2. ladynyo Says:

    wish it was mine….I had it in a file, but didn’t have the painter included….I believe it is early Dutch.

    Thanks, CS….and Happy New Year!

    Love, Jane

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  3. czbz Says:

    Lovely, Jane…the crystal vase is elegant, the painting wonderful and the poem rich and sensitive.

    I nominated you for a “narcissist slayer” award if you have time to visit my blog today: http://n-continuum.blogspot.com/2013/12/you-can-call-me-rick-or-you-can-call-me.html

    Happy New Years!

    Love,
    CZ

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  4. ladynyo Says:

    I am so Honored!!!! Thank you, and a wonderful New Year to You, CZ.

    without your writing, I think many of us would be shuffling off in circles. LOL!

    Love,
    Jane

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  5. TR Says:

    The painting is beautiful – everyone on the natural ice.

    My favourite bit from the poem:
    What is now outside

    Hints at what is beginning inside–

    A long passage through a muted season.

    Appreciating more of what winter has to offer :).

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  6. ladynyo Says:

    Yep…to me, TR, winter gives calm and peace, a serenity and silence…a sparseness of palette that is a healing balm to our pysches. Sometimes! When the damn dogs aren’t howling or fighting the back yard. LOL!

    It is a long passage of fertility in the making…this winter…or can be. It’s all how we apply it. I love winter best because it concentrates the senses and can be the most productive season of all…

    Hugs, Jane

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