February on Wildmoor Heath

poem by: Geoffrey Brewer
Written on Feb 13, 2017


Across the Heath the chill'ed land is sleeping
The cyclic pattern of seasonal life bespeaking
Bushes hunched, bare trees holding themselves still
Not restrained by death but life's farseeing will

The grasses, sedge and reeds withered dried and tawny
Soft shades of creative design worthy of Armani
Only holly and pine maintain pigmentation verdant
Not yet time to select a spectrum more divergent

With wisdom all life employ a cautious strategy
Not now to challenge the relentless advance of entropy
They bide their time, for the moment they can wait
'TIl it's time for Gaea to put pedal to the plate

In a score of days and nights life will be stirring
The survival drive restored and action spurring
Mother Nature will awaken stretch and yawn
But for now deepest sleep is just before the dawn


Tags: happy, rhyme, inspirational, hope,

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Christopher Russon commented:
This poem captures the wonders of a winter's day.Lovely words.
Ja Ja commented:
words and verses so well written that I was truly, by them smitten
Roxanne Dubarry commented:
Your poetic nature poem dedication to Mother Nature is truly beautiful!


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