Saturday, December 3, 2011

winter whispers

This winter brings
dark days
shadows stretching
despite my chasing them; despair
This winter brings
endless nights
Time slowing
freezing tracks on my face; paralyzation
The return of
My old Foe,
oh metronome of misery--
I hear you ticking
from the other room.

       The prompt of "what is your soul's whisper at this time of year" from Poet's United was a great way for me to put into words how i feel at the beginning of every winter season--anxious and restless.  I suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and winter is the hardest part of the year for me.  This year I am trying to be proactive to continue fighting, moving, when all i want to do is sleep.  Thanks for listening guys.


eflores said...

Very interesting! Don't dismay. Keep moving forward, always with optimism.

-Erick Flores

Peggy said...

You really captured the feel of your dread of the approaching winter. Excellent. Thanks for posting on Poetry Jam as well.

zongrik said...

this is cool->

oh metronome of misery--
I hear you ticking

Brian Miller said...

this time of year it can be like another person in the room that does not want to go unnoticed...

Mary said...

Ah, visiting from Poetry Jam. I am another one who, though I do not have SAD, definitely prefer the warmth and sun of summer! Enjoyed the concept of 'metronome of misery.'

Rhonda Palmer said...

I really like this blog!! Your poetry is definitely worth more than one read and it's been fun reading older posts as well. Thanks for keeping those scissors locked up!

Becky Sain said...

Winter! Why is it so dark and cold?!
This was great.

Carrie Burtt said...

This can be a rough time of year for wish for you is peace during this restless season Templeton. :-)

Bodhirose said...

Oh, yes--I can relate. I wrote about this very thing not too long ago. I too feel sensitive, anxious and uncomfortable during the cold winter months--ever since I was a child. I can hardly blame it on no sunshine though--I live in Florida! Could I still have that disorder...?

Enchanted Oak said...

Me too. SAD sufferers unite. Good poem about it.
Almost used the phrase SAD in my post on "deep" today, but didn't. Mostly wanted to focus on the great surprise of NOT feeling it this year. I think I have vitamin D therapy to thank for that. You might look into it, seriously. There's a strong depression=D-deficiency connection, especially in women. A simple blood test will reveal it. Very simple to correct as well.
Your poem spoke to me.

Enchanted Oak said...

Meant to leave my link.
The Deep Freeze

Mrsupole said...

I think maybe Chris is onto something about it being a Vit.D deficiency and not the lack of sunlight. I too feel like you write about and I live in sunny SoCal and we are rarely without some sun shining. I just feel like I cannot get enough sleep and spend hours trying to sleep. It drives my hubby crazy but your poem describes the feeling so well. Although I do not feel depressed as to more of just constantly being tired. But then again it could be the lack of oxygen getting to my brain because of the COPD I also suffer with. Chronic bronchitis sucks is all I can say. Okay, maybe I am depressed about it all sometimes. I need sleep.

Thanks for playing in this weeks Theme Thursday and I do hope you get outside and have some sunshine. I think even a little bit helps but I am going to try the sunshine in a bottle of Vit.D and see what happens.

Hope you can also play this Thursday and thanks again, it is fun to see what you all come up with.

God bless.

Jinksy said...

SAD does run amok...thank goodness, it bypasses em!

Susie Clevenger said...

I feel this way at times even though I live where we have very little winter...thank goodness spring waits on the horizon

Suz said...

ah now this is good

The Cello Strings said...

lovely winter piece.

cheer up for today.

The Poetry Palace said...

stunning poetry.

Hello, you win perfect poet award for week 56, hope that you have enjoyed it.
It has been a delightful experience with you supporting Thursday Poets Rally, we have enjoyed your presence and talent very much, thumbs up!
fabulous poetry along the way, keep those gems coming.
Always, you are more than welcome to join our biweekly rally.
Happy Holidays!

Jingle Poetry said...


Hope that you have had a great Merry Christmas.

Thanks for the delightful support along the way,

Happy New Year.

Share a piece of your poetry today at our poetry party today if you could.,

Have fun!

Sending you love and blessings.


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