Winters Breath

A Shakespearean Sonnet from the Southern Hemisphere

As autumn crumbles into brittle parts,
And lifted on a whisper of winters breath,
Another season of the year departs,
The clouds brief tears bear mourning of its death,

Cold snatches the pearls of heavenly birth,
To sprinkle twee crystal parcels in lieu,
Bewitching giggling streams in sheets of mirth,
Primed for pebbles to free the babbling blue,

Sleeping giants will stretch their creaking joints,
Steel bones snaking through the mountain resorts,
Planks beneath feet lead where pink noses point,
Warming the wilds with storm served snow sports,

Adventure with an ephemeral glow,
Seizing the season as prints in the snow.

Poem by © Darius the Mate

Published first on Experiments in Fiction.

A big thank you to Ingrid for hosting Sonnet Sunday; putting all the work together from the featured poets. I loved reading them all.

You can start this collection with Ingrid’s “Spring into Summer”.

Perisher, NSW, Australia
Thredbo, NSW, Australia

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