A Day So Far Away

Updated on February 10, 2019
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Verlie Burroughs is a west coast writer from Vancouver Island.

Gibson's Landing Beach House

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It's Your Day

Winter isolation,
the car is broken,
the house is cold.

The wind blows hard,
the darkness looms,
the poet glooms.

Time is suspended,
past is rendered present.
You see a day so far away.

There is a boat in a bay,
there is a path, and a way,
a sky, a small café.

It is early, you can smell the bread baking,
you can hear the music playing.
It's your day.

A Snowy Winter Year

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Snow flurry, no hurry...

Woke up to white, snow
falling like light, ever so fine,
like a mist, frozen in time -

Now I'm stuck inside this snow globe,
still in my bath robe. Snow in my hair.
Clearly, I'm not going anywhere.

Upside, outside the yard looks immaculate,
in its wooly winter jacket...

Winter Stones

Opinion

Less is more?
More is more?
more or less...

whatever

Questions & Answers

    © 2019 Verlie Burroughs

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    • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

      Verlie Burroughs 

      3 months ago from Canada

      Hey! Good to see you Manatita, been missing you here. Thanks so much for reading. I am way behind...

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      manatita44 

      3 months ago from london

      Nice poems. I particularly like the language in the last poem

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      Sunshine Tibod 

      4 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Your welcome.

    • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

      Verlie Burroughs 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Thank you Sunshine!

    • Shing Araya profile image

      Sunshine Tibod 

      4 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Great poem. Thank you.

    • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

      Verlie Burroughs 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Hi Li-Jen, thanks so much for the read. I appreciate your careful analyses of poems you comment on. And you are always right on. Good to see you too.

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      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 months ago

      Hey Verlie. Good to see you again. The content of the first poem makes the title It's Your Day more mysterious because at first it's lonely then I realised the persona can do what he or she wants. Snow in my hair.. That's interesting haha. And the last poem is food for thought. Altogether cute poems. Thanks for sharing.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      4 months ago from Canada

      Thank you Mark, winter was harsh this year. My home was storm damaged way back in early December, and it's mostly repaired now, but I'm still not able to return. Soon I hope. Still, it was nothing compared to what people endured back east with the polar vortex.

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      Mark Tulin 

      4 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Enjoyed your two poems, Verlie. Living on the west coast, I sometimes miss the winter isolation. There was a special intimacy with the cold and snow that I loved in a gloomy way.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      5 months ago from Canada

      Thank you Genna, for the read, and your thoughtful comment. Winter really took its toll on me this year, but thankfully it's over! Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, sigh, life is good.

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      Genna East 

      5 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Verlie...

      These words reflect exactly how I feel in the heart of winter. That suspension of time...as our lives reflect in moments if obscure horizons, when we can't see the lines of the sky separating the gray-white earth. Beautifully done. :-)

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      5 months ago from Canada

      Dear Peg, I so appreciate having you read and your feedback. I am staying warm thank you, yes. Winter is lingering, no end to it, even as the purple spring crocus pushes up bravely through the frozen ground. I don't know what to make of it.

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      Peg Cole 

      5 months ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Beautiful imagery. Hope you're staying warm in all this cold weather and its "winter wooly jacket." Baking bread sounds yummy. So does this Stones song. I don't remember ever hearing it before. My second LP album was Rolling Stones. I blared every song on the TV-Stereo-Radio console. :)

      "Like a mist, frozen in time." Loved these.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Thank you dear Maria. Happy Valentine's Day!

      The power company is working on the lines today, and just about to shut me down, I'm so glad I caught your message.

      And happy the Winter Stones song is new to you too, wow!

      It ain't over yet, still extremely cold here, there too I imagine.

      Take care lady.

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      Maria Jordan 

      6 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Despite the cold theme of today's poetry, you have a way of warming my heart.

      I've never heard this Stone's song - love it, though, no surprise.

      Happy and peaceful Valentine's Day, dear V. Love and hugs, Maria

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Dora,Thank you! You are too kind.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 months ago from The Caribbean

      Opinion-few words but it turns over a multitude of thought. All the senses are affected in the first poem. Your style is unique and interesting.

    • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      I know, it's been a long one. Thanks for reading my friend, and picking a fav, that's so sweet.

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      Rinita Sen 

      6 months ago

      Ha! Someone's going through a dreary, long winter.

      Jokes aside, it's hard to pick a favorite from this glorious dejection, but for some reason the first poem totally spoke to me.

    • snakeslane profile imageAUTHOR

      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      John, Thanks so much for reading, and taking the time to comment, much appreciated!

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      John Hansen 

      6 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Enjoyable poetry, Verlie. You always deliver an interesting variety of work.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Thank you Bill, take it easy!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      For the next four hours I will be shoveling snow, so I need this moment of tranquility. You delivered, and I thank you for it.

      Stay safe and warm, my friend.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 months ago from Canada

      Hello Mike, Thank you so much for your kind words and support. It always feels good to know you are there.

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Verlie - There is a lightness of spirit in your poetry that I admire very much. There is also clarity and beauty.

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