Dispel the darkness

Darkness comes early on these winter days
colour drains from bleached frigid skies
cobalt tints bleed to shades of stone
dripping into gun-metal water
remorseless, brutal
devoid of hope.

Darkness crowds in on these winter days
warmth leaches from dwindling vistas
landscapes recede, horizons narrow
care-free life flutters out of reach
fading to remembrance
of times past.

A glimmer remains on these winter days
a single shaft of sunlight reaches out
to dispel today’s sombre skies
one ray of honeyed promise
for a golden new
tomorrow.


Written in response to Sadje‘s What do You See #83 photo prompt.

Image credit: Sadje
The image shows a wooden pier extending into a lake. The sky overhead is partly cloudy with sun trying to peep.

72 thoughts on “Dispel the darkness

  1. It has a musicality, like humming a favorite song.
    And I bet that it would also look beautiful printed (which is a different beast from screen appearance).
    Well done.

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  2. Structure of the poem is amazing and the flow of the thoughts is beautiful. The ending uplifting with ‘the shaft of sunlight’. ‘one ray of honeyed promise’ love this line.

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  3. WOW! Simply awesome. The dreariness of winter seems to seep out of every line. “Cobalt tint bleeds to shades of stone”….That’s such a great way to describe the paleness of sun. Absolutely deserving of a big applause. 👏👏👏 😊

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    • It’s been a bit like that here today, but nothing compared to the dark days of a British winter. When I feel cold on our wet and chilly winter days, I just remind myself of those bleak mornings when I had to dig my car out of the snow. 😉

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