Reclaiming what is mine
but metamorphosed,
different this time–
a stretch sometimes
to know that everything’s all right

as waning light
washes out the winter day
and flaming glow grips silhouettes
of things on the horizon low

and daylight hours
surrender to the longer night

while tiny bumps on mostly
stark stripped trees
poke out,
as harbingers of future flowers
and leaves
that, in good time,
will burgeon forth,
not only in my mind,
but in my sight.

Great thanks be
to my fine comrades
in poetry
whose work and words
and accolades
inspire such delight in me.
All the best to everyone in 2012!

I nominate Wordfresco!

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16 Responses to YEAR’S NADIR

  1. Very beautiful – this is my kind of poem!
    I’ve subscribed to your blog and looking forward to reading more of your poetry.

  2. dasuntoucha says:

    Nice picture your words paint…enjoyable read.

  3. Beautiful word picture, Elaine. The accompanying photo wasn’t even needed. Awesome write!

  4. Snowflakes says:

    lovely fire and forest imagery, well done.

    happy new year.

  5. elizakeller says:

    I like the imagery. Will follow.

  6. hmm a nadir yet this is filled with positive potentials 🙂
    happy rally!!!

  7. Sheelonee says:

    now this is like a sunset- peaceful, wise, beautiful.your poem looks like a still painting. 🙂

  8. poetryroad says:

    Vividly written and as always inspiring. Happy New Year!

  9. Stephanie says:

    …”and flaming glow grips silhouettes” simply lovely imagery here.

  10. oh how lovely! you have a very classic tone in this piece – and the flow is spot on – it all moves and twists with the words and images! great writing! thank you for your words on my page, I look forward to reading more of your work this new year 🙂

  11. caridwen says:

    “A stretch sometimes / to know that everything’s all right” that is SO TRUE, and so aptly phrased! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us. Here’s my offering this week: Happy rally!

  12. Tally says:

    Vivid imagery, the last stanza reminds me that spring is just around the corner! Great job.

  13. dsnake1 says:

    great imagery!
    you spoke of a nadir, and the 3rd stanza describes it so beautifully, but i sense so much optimism in this work. enjoyed the read. 🙂

  14. dhitzunako says:

    Lovely words, Elaine. Happy rally. 🙂

  15. magher1 says:

    Winter is a great time for reflection and changing yourself in many ways… I know that far too well. Amazing expression!

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