Posts tagged ‘cold’

February 16, 2017

The Winter Word

by Jem Croucher


If I were a penguin
I’m sure I’d think it nice
when all was cold around me
and the ground was thick with ice

February 11, 2017

Home in the warm

by Jem Croucher


The air was so brittle
it brought a chill to the bone
So I wasn’t out long
before heading for home
Much better instead to
curl up with a book
with just the occasional
glance up for a look

January 30, 2017

Pea soup days

by Jem Croucher


It really was a pea soup day
with freezing fog all ’round
reducing visibility
with ice upon the ground
Everywhere was coated white
not from snow but frost
and in the thick and murky fog
it was easy to get lost

January 13, 2017

Wintertime tangents

by Jem Croucher


Off at a tangent
at this time of year
When it’s still wintertime
but the spring is quite near
It’s getting lighter each day
and at evening time too
And though trees are still bare
there are signs of the new

December 8, 2016

The winter bully

by Jem Croucher


Breath escapes in tiny clouds
a whisper to the chill
as icy iron fingers grab
and hassle me at will
I’m minding my own business
A summer’s child adrift
Lost in this cold wilderness
and feeling somewhat miffed

November 8, 2016

Bridging the gap

by Jem Croucher


So winter comes to bridge the gap
as summer fades away
A chill with morning, ice on cars
and frost ‘most every day

October 22, 2016

Autumn on the wall

by Jem Croucher


Betwixt the green, the turning red
up there on the wall
Cold heralds signs of changing
as Autumn comes to call

September 22, 2016

Heading Home

by A. Marie

I take the square window and fold it up,
Tuck it inside the small cupboard upon my left lung
And under my heart. The road is a leviathan’s tail
Serpentine across the North American continent,

August 17, 2016

Critics who thrive to Criticize.

by Colly





Critics are the last ones to criticize “themselves.”

August 1, 2016

Iron Heart’s

by Colly


Human nature is so fickle.

February 11, 2016


by Jem Croucher


Of a morning when cold
In Sussex fields, green
my thoughts turn to summer
and warmer days seen
The sun might be shining
the sky might be blue
but it’s winter I’m feeling
in my bones through and through

February 4, 2016

Winter II

by Jem Croucher

Newark North Gate station 21.1.13 2

It was cold, there was ice
there was white all around
and the puddles had frozen
right there on the ground

January 7, 2016

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

December 19, 2015

Cold Christmas (Poem for Christmas – poetry challenge)

by Jem Croucher

Poem for Christmas – poetry challenge

11 March 2013

Can I ask your indulgence for just a mo?
and to picture a scene with me?
It’s cold and it’s started snowing
And down there, close to the sea

There’s an empty bus shelter and an old cardboard box
And a man on a bench looking grim
Do you remember that day when you were shopping in town
Can you not remember him?

December 14, 2015

We dream of yellow

by Jem Croucher


In the gun-metal grey of midwinter
When cold grips vice-like
and, huddled in blankets
we stay cocooned in the warmth
of a fruitcake and hot tea afternoon
and dream of yellow

November 27, 2015

Thinking of summer when cold

by Jem Croucher


When it’s cold in the winter
I will look to the sun
and think back to the summer
as I have always done
Back to the days
of whimsy and breeze
when a cool wisp is welcome
rustling quiet through the leaves

November 24, 2015

November Mnemonic: Acrostic Poem

by Jem Croucher


Overtly chill
Briskly across the
Remains of an ever

November 21, 2015

Cold Night

by Dorinda Duclos

Cold is the night

Crystalline breaths

In a stormless sky

June 2, 2015


by Jem Croucher


Walking out this morning
I felt close to end of tether
As, despite the fact that it’s now June
We still have inclement weather

May 31, 2015

The New Ice Age

by Venkat


As Earth spins into seasons
We spun snow upon our feet
Immobile, white with frozen eyes
We breathe through cones
A smile, melting into our teeth

February 28, 2015

An Ode to Winter

by Lakshmi Mitra

The last dregs of winter are washed away
By a greening rainstorm – outlandish weather
To greet the spring.

January 8, 2015


by Elizabeth

wind singing outside

my hands and feet cold inside

i deserve a ride

November 27, 2014


by dokurtybitz

The cold
Lays on my bones
Pressing my flesh
A fire crackles,
Lifting frigid fingers
One at a time

November 26, 2014


by Jem Croucher


Skylines up above my head
In the morning blue
Ghosts of passing jet-planes
Travelling somewhere new

November 23, 2014


by Jem Croucher

Lawress Hall 22.1.13 44

Long shadows on a blanket, white
Laid silent from a still, clear night
Harsh lying in the morning light
Cold against my brow

November 20, 2014

The Ice Hotel (poetry challenge)

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: Ice hotel poem.

Newark North Gate station 21.1.13 2

Fashioned from the snows of old
The Ice Hotel is jolly cold
Upon the chill its fame is sold
Enter in if you be bold

November 18, 2014

Nearly Frozen

by graypoet

Warmth seems to have left
Cold settles into each crack
Ones walking all over find
Steps no longer leave a track.

November 8, 2014


by Jem Croucher

Lawress Hall 22.1.13 16

Cloudy breath and crystal-coated
Water pools beneath my feet
Jumpers, hats and scarves and gloves
And other things keep in the heat