Winter Thoughts

The earth beneath my feet cooling
grows harder by the day
preparing for the deep sleep
of winter now.

Late Autumn fog replaced
with glistening white frost

Trees stand there
silent, bare
ready to clench their roots
as far as they can into the ground
for fear of snapping in these
coldest of climes and biting winds
which winter brings.

The bridge across divisions of
autumn and winter completed as
(no longer faint)
I see my own cold-gasped-breath
in-between watching the first
snow flakes dance across
my world


gently prod my thoughts into
remembering what it is I am
supposed to do
as the dog waits eager
to go onward and greet our
frozen new day.


ยฉ Daydreamertoo *All rights reserved

*We were already out walking as these thoughts came to mind this morning.
It’s -6 c here right now. That pic is one I took of Tim last winter. He’s started wearing his combat coat again this past couple of weeks. Cute eh …lol

Shared with Three Word Wednesday CCCV: Clench. Faint. Prod
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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

28 thoughts on “Winter Thoughts”

  1. I’m feeling that Autumn to Winter transition now. You captured my experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Daydreamertoo,

    A very thematic poem, as we taste the first chills of winter..We have truly left the ‘summer that never was,’ far behind….How quickly do we move from season to season, with no going back…I enjoyed this poem very much:)

  3. The cold is something most welcomed for us here. It has been the heat (not warmth) and cold showers mostly. Nice coat for doggie Tim! Nicely Bren!


  4. Hi … again … ๐Ÿ™‚ … – 6 C sounds balmy to me … Be well and keep warm … Love, cat.

  5. Love the flow of an inner dialogue, Bren…I enjoy your exploration of bridging into this new season…what it means to even the trees…the image of the roots clinging deeply, love that!

  6. I love that you captured your own internal musings on making the transition to winter (crossing the bridge) and your dog, who lives only in the moment, was patiently waiting to get going! Great job.

  7. Hee…you Canadians are courageous folk. It yucky here, not near as cold and my poor critters aren’t going to get their walks today. Of course, I’m old, my bones ache and that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it. I also get much of my inspiration when walking the dogs. :0) Lucky enough to live in the Sierra Foothills, near a river, in nature (almost).

  8. The bridge between fall and winter is quite long, here in the south ๐Ÿ™‚ Your doggies jacket is so cute! I have a miniature yorkie… Having a bit of trouble potty training him (he is 6 1/2 months). Any advice? sigh. I would love a sleep-filled night ;P

    1. Thank you for your email! Yes, I received it and emailed you back… hmm. lost in cyber space somewhere, I suppose. I think I just need to keep hoping his bladder will someday hold for 8 hours…but I am told that doesn’t usually happen with “mini’s”. So I will have to get the pee pads. UGH. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good thing they are so cute.

  9. shivers….we have def had cooler mornings here as well….frigid….but i love the crispness of the air….we burned that bridge already ( to try and keep warm…hahaha)

  10. BRRRR! Excellent descriptions, especially the stanza about the tree roots clenching the ground. Superb!

  11. I love Timmy’s camo!! Do I need to send him some little Yorkie boots, though? Poor teensy feet!!!! Loved your description of the morning……we are chilly here, but the snow is staying up on the hills where it belongs. So far!

  12. Well that cheered me up..does it come in human sizes! It is a good reminder that warm things can be found in chilly times..or at least excitedly pursued..jae

  13. Oh, I know that bridge! My beagle does the same…waits on the rug, by the door!
    Your dog is soooo cute~ I love the transition of your seasons ๐Ÿ˜€ I mean your bridge, lol

  14. Ha, yes I think we have crossed the bridge from autumn to winter as well. And I don’t sense my dogs are any too excited about going for walks in this weather….so many days I will pass as well. Smiles!

  15. LOL ready to combat the snow, as the cold does blow. The cat and Pat will stay indoors and be hermits though, waiting for spring to show.

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