“Season of Warmth”

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Season of Warmth

Entrapped—
the coldness slumbers
behind the gates of brass,
and the breath of my nostrils
kindles
the summer air —

my heart ignites into bonfires
upon the saffron
grains of sand,
my flesh is flush with the radiant
crimson of the berries —

the season of warmth
has come.

by D. G. Vachal © 2013

** image by Wikimedia Commons

23 thoughts on ““Season of Warmth”

  1. wonderful! it´s amazing how warmth enters the body, how it stays. what a gift from the God of all creation. love you!

  2. Enjoyed as always! Good imagery
    And sentiment!!
    Consider dropping “and” in 4th sentence
    (May avoid the “mental stop”). I am definitely
    Not “correcting” but I have been chopping my
    Verses recently because of a friend’s advice.
    You have a gift with deep emotional impact
    With relevance! Keep sharing!

    • Thank you, John! What a great suggestion — I think dropping “and” in the 4th sentence makes the poem read smoothly. So true, the “mental stop” occurred with the “and”. I so appreciate your comments and I always welcome the ways of improvement. In the midst of deadlines, and on my way to my computer to do statistical programming, suddenly an inner voice stopped me, and I heard the words of this poem, and jotted them down, found an image, and uploaded both, in a span of 20 minutes. That is how this poem was born. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! BTW I don’t know if you have a blog I can visit. If you do, please let me know the link to your blog. All good wishes, Dee

    • Thank you, John! What a great suggestion — I think dropping “and” in the 4th sentence makes the poem read smoothly. So true, the “mental stop” occurred with the “and”. I so appreciate your comments and I always welcome the ways of improvement. In the midst of deadlines, and on my way to my computer to do statistical programming, suddenly an inner voice stopped me, and I heard the words of this poem, and jotted them down, found an image, and uploaded both, in a span of 20 minutes. That is how this poem was born. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment! BTW I don’t know if you have a blog I can visit. If you do, please let me know the link to your blog. All good wishes, Dee

  3. O, Dee, this piece fills my senses. I breathe and the berries become a part of me (and I, a part of them). How beautiful the soul that can speak of such wonder by heart. Thank you for the lovely that is you. My love always, Bobbie

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