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Other Side of Sunsets

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paint me a hazy shade of winter

colour me in winter things

I’ve heard your sunshine

smooth like legato but

more like cold weather blues

heart-bass beating with

tinkling of frozen tears

a muffled melody

trapped under ice

gift me withered roses from snow

tie them up in ribbons of your grief

for me to unravel, like a winter’s tale

I see your pain

waiting

on the other side of sunsets

heavy footprints in the snow

oh honey

…… let it go

Lillian is hosting Poetics at dVerse Poets Pub where we are blending some wintry music titles into our muse. She has given us many to choose from. I chose the following…

A Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon and Garfunkel)
A Winter’s Tale (Queen — and also The Moody Blues)”
Cold Weather Blues (Muddy Waters)
Footprints in the Snow (Bill Monroe)
Let It Go (Idina Menzel)
Roses from Snow (Emmylou Harris)
Trapped Under Ice (Metallica)
Winter Things (Ariana Grande)

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27 responses »

  1. Oh Mish, this is fabulous! Love these words:
    “I’ve heard your sunshine
    smooth like legato but
    more like cold weather blues”
    I was going to say how much I loved the first three lines of the second stanza…and then I came to the end and have to say, the entire second stanza is so very good. Love the interjection of “oh honey” before the “let it go”.
    GREAT use of the song titles! 🙂 I always enjoy your posts! 🙂

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  2. I love it! Very well done, Mish!

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  3. This poem has a natural flow and this part really fits with the mood of winter. sigh

    gift me withered roses from snow
    tie them up in ribbons of your grief

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  4. So beautiful, Mish! I agree with Jane, it is a lovely song. ❤️

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  5. This is gorgeous, Mish. I agree with Jane, too! I can seriously imagine it set to music.

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  6. Margaret Schaff Bednar

    “tie them up in ribbons of your grief

    for me to unravel, like a winter’s tale”

    So many beautiful word pairings!

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  7. This is absolutely stunning, Mish! I love; “I’ve heard your sunshine smooth like legato but more like cold weather blues.” ❤❤

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  8. So well used lines in your poem… I love the ending… to let it go sounds like a great advice.

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  9. I like the interjection of musical sounds into the winter scenery.

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  10. This is a lovely poem I particularly love ‘paint me a hazy shade of winter
    colour me in winter things’ ❤

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  11. I adore this. I also agree that it is a song.

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