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In the Deep of Winter

Updated on August 9, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia with my hubby, Martin & cat, Sid.

In the deep of winter,

when the world is full of ice and snow,

when each day has been bled of color -

in my dreams I return to the sea.


In summer days,

I often wander to the sea,

where I can hear the tales it has to tell,

where the waves crashing upon the cliffs -

remind me of lands near and far.


To sit upon the shore

and gaze at the horizon.

Waiting to see sailing ships,

traveling far and wide,

to explore and have adventures,

that I will never know.


Perhaps to land upon an island,

that lies beneath the blazing sun,

where the sand is hot and golden

and palm trees gently wave in the breeze,

colorful parrots flying about -

a paradise I’d like to see.


With eyes closed,

dreams come upon me

and the winter melts away,

once again I’m by the sea

and it whispers to me,

come share my adventures,

come listen to what I have to say.


How wonderful it is then.

not to feel the cold.

to listen to the sound of the sea.

as it sings to me.

to walk along the shore.

watching gulls flying above.

far, far from the ice and snow -

down by the sea.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 12 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Jackie.

      Thank you FlourishAnyway. Autumn will be here before you know it.

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      FlourishAnyway 13 days ago from USA

      This was artfully rendered. I am looking forward to cooler days.

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      Jackie Lynnley 13 days ago from The Beautiful South

      I know we all dream all winter of summer but as the days are recently cooling for me and I see the leaves beginning to fall I think I am happy for a rest from the heat! But your beach dream is beautiful!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 13 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Bill I'll take a listen to it because I couldn't really find a song I was good with except for this one about remembering summer.

      Thank you solivagant.

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      solivagant 13 days ago from Serbia

      This is amazing! :-)

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      Bill Holland 2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Listen sometime to Dan Fogelberg's "The Reach"....that song will sing to this poem.