“I am the harbinger sent from the north,
Attired in icy clothes on this day forth.
I hide in a polar mountain’s crevasse,
Then in November I spread my frost.
Over country sides and eagle’s nest,
I blow on surfaces with my frigid breath.
I proclaim that winter soon will follow
With all the might it would allow,
Until enough is enough until all is content,
To look at the beauty that heaven sent.
An ode to the greening from the springtime rains,
As each season comes forth
As a harbinger to the next.”

As featured in "The Belt and Beyond."

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Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

Well put. I lived in the tropics, two-season latitude island country, for 29 years and could only dream of winter/snow and the colors of fall. This poem brought back memories of my first snow in my whole life back in 1971, a rarity at that, in Washington, DC a day before Thanksgiving. In fact I wrote a Haiku about it that I will post now. Thanks for this Robert. Locke.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

That’s “like” not “Locke”. Thanks to Apple auto helper.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
almost 3 years

I just noticed your picture cover. I love it. Is that you resting meditating?
Here’s my little secret and most likely done by millions of Christians: I carry in my pocket a mini rosary, a single decade beads. Faith is what it is. God be with you, Robert.

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