Winter's Soul

Updated on November 22, 2019
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

Winter creates a silence paying homage to its beauty

Creating swirls of delicate snowflakes which gently dust

The naked branches of countless trees who whisper their gratitude

In celebration of a season where the stars rekindle their fires

Complimenting the bright fullness of a winter moon


Winter moments linger as they are gathered up and stored

Within the pleasure of walking on virgin snow

Where a wintery breath clouds the stillness of the air

As falling flakes fill the footprints of conversations

Suspended in the chilly air of perseverance


Winter is the joy of imagination where you say goodnight

In one world waking to the majesty of a surreal landscape

Where the simplicity of creation at its very best nestles

In the quiet white of cold oblivion and the earth

Conspires with Mother Nature to rest and regenerate


Winter is the fireside of warmth and joy

Where memories are revisited in the shades of twilight

And love is served in festive mugs of rich hot chocolate

As we gather round the old piano where our voices

Create a sense of peace which is incomparable

© 2019 Lorna Lamon

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      I love this time of year Peggy and I wrote this poem to remember everything I love about Christmas. Appreciate your comments and thank you for stopping by.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      This was lovely to read. It made me remember going to sleep and awakening after a night of snow into what appeared as a winter wonderland. It is beautiful when that happens! Everything looks so clean and pristine.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      5 months ago

      It's a very special time of year for me - usually hectic, however, I wouldn't have it any other way. Lovely to see you Lorna and thank you for stopping by.

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      Lorna 

      5 months ago from USA

      The first time I experienced winter here was Christmas eve 1997. It was my first winter here. It was magical. This poem reminded me of that first winter. Thanks!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      6 months ago

      Lovely to see you Faith and I'm so glad this poem conveyed the spirit of winter. Thank you for your kind comments.

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      Faith Cruz 

      6 months ago from Bulacan, Philippines

      I've never experienced winter in our country, Philippines. But through your piece, I already knew how the spirit of winter feels.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Welcome Sara and thank you for visiting and commenting. Much appreciated. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Mark - appreciated as always.

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      Sara Sarwar Riaz 

      8 months ago from Michigan, USA

      I am very pleased to discover your work. A beautiful portrayal of winter. I must say it is one of the most challenging seasons to describe in words, and you mastered it well.

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      Mark Tulin 

      8 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      A beautiful portrait of winter, Lorna.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I love winter Luis, however, sometimes I long for warmer weather. Thank you for commenting.

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      Luis G Asuncion 

      8 months ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

      I always imagine that there is winter here in the Philippines. Thanks for sharing.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Nice to see you Nithya and your kind comments are always appreciated. Thank you.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      8 months ago from Dubai

      You have painted a beautiful picture of winter, lovely poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Lovely to see you Lynne and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Many thanks for your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Coming from Ireland I am used to the cold winter weather, however, I have always found it to be a beautiful season. Thank you for visiting Manatita and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Farrah Young 

      8 months ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      You're welcome, Lorna.

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      Lynne Samuel 

      8 months ago from Malaysia

      Lovely, it makes me think kindly of the least of my favorite season. I don't do well in cold and wet weather but you paint a truly charming picture of it.

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      manatita44 

      8 months ago from london

      You have created a beautiful winter here, Lorna. I can't say I like it but on your Hub its pretty alluring. Cool!

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Lovely to see you Farrah - I've also experienced winter in a warm climate and Christmas is just as special. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

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      Farrah Young 

      8 months ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      I've never experienced winter, as we dont get it here in Nigeria. I've see though, that it can be really cold. Also, since it heralds one of the best holidays, Christmas, lots of people look forward to it.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Brenda and I'm glad the poem painted this peaceful picture for you. Your comments are always so generous and much appreciated.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Lovely to see you Dora and I'm so glad you enjoyed this little piece of winter cheer. Thank you for your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I love this time of year Audrey and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments - always appreciated.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      8 months ago from Washington Court House

      Lorna,

      You capture the very beautiful essence of winter with a fresh snowfall.

      I am not at all looking forward to this season, but hearing it conveyed through your words reminds of it's beauty.

      Your words paint a picture of serene peacefulness and beauty to behold.

      Thanks for reminding me it's not all bad.

      Great write.

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      Dora Weithers 

      8 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for all the joyful images you paint of winter. It helps to reflect on the positive aspects of the season. I especially appreciate the thought of rest and regeneration.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      8 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Lovely...descriptive imagery. You reach the heart with warm memories of winters beauty. Thank you.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Eman and for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Eman Abdallah Kamel 

      8 months ago from Egypt

      Winter is the fireside of warmth and joy... So beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading it so much.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Ann. Your comments are so insightful and much appreciated.

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      Ann Carr 

      8 months ago from SW England

      You are so good at capturing mood and atmosphere!

      Winter can be so soothing and regenerative.

      I particularly like the lines: 'As falling flakes fill the footprints of conversations Suspended in the chilly air of perseverance'. Beautiful!

      Ann

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Devika and for your kind comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Devika Primić 

      8 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A lovely poem with a lovely photo. I like to experience snow we do have snow but in some parts of Croatia. You have created a poem with a true feel of winter.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Hi Liz, Thank you for visiting - with winter approaching I thought I would take a look of how I feel about it. Glad you enjoyed the poem and I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Your comments are always so generous Rosina and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. Thank you for visiting.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Tory and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Lovely to see you Lora and I also love the cold and warmth of this time of year. So glad you enjoyed the poem and it brought back fond memories for you

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Mary and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Hi Denise, I understand it can be difficult when driving - thank you for your generous comments which I always appreciate.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Many thanks for your kind comments Pamela and I'm glad it brought back memories of the snow for you.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Louise and I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Liz Westwood 

      8 months ago from UK

      This is a very timely and positive poem. You paint a lovely picture of winter with your well chosen words.

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      Rosina S Khan 

      8 months ago

      As winter is approaching, this is the perfect theme and message for us. You have outdone it again! Great work, Lorna.

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      Tery Peta 

      8 months ago from Bulgaria

      This poem really makes me crave winter. Your poems are always very interesting to read.

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      Lora Hollings 

      8 months ago

      This is a beautiful poem capturing the stark beauty and paradoxically warmth of winter, Lorna. Some of my favorite times in life are based around this season when I first learned to ice skate, go sledding down a hill with my sisters, and a white Christmas with hanging icicles and the magic of the lights against the snow filled branches- a sight that has to be one of the most magical times in my life- and drinking hot chocolate with loved ones near! You did a marvelous job at capturing the enchantment of winter with your touching verse! Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Norton 

      8 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      What a beautiful picture of winter. It reminds me not to complain of its early onset where we are.

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      Denise McGill 

      8 months ago from Fresno CA

      Beautifully woven tapestry of a winter's day. I miss the snow for the beauty of it but not when I have to drive.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 months ago from Sunny Florida

      You are a talented poet, Lorna. Now that I live in northern FL we do not have much of a winter. I miss the first snow that I experienced as a child.

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      Louise Powles 

      8 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem. I enjoyed reading it.

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