January’s Shivering Smile

by Jem Croucher

 

Tangible this winter chill
In January’s raw intent
As beneath these spectred morning veils
the silent mist is sent

Intrusive to beleaguered calm
Whispers like a shout
I’m a stranger in an iron-clad still
with no one else about

Yet frigid though the air might be
January serves to bring
A shivering smile through chattering teeth
that it will soon be Spring

 

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4 Comments to “January’s Shivering Smile”

  1. Yes I enjoyed this poem! Nice one Jem they just get better

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