It feels like a book you say confidently weighing the present in your hands and when you unwrap down the seam of the sticky tape there’s joy in your face reflected in the framed photo staring back you take pause smiling in memory and you pick up the next gift obviously a Toblerone.
Thanks for taking the time to read my poem. I hope you enjoyed it.
Bare branches lay still
frozen in the murk of the mist
a gloom of grey blankets the world
that even the luminescence of street lamps
offer only obscurity
and it seems that the day is destined
to be lived in a monochromatic mire
- until -
a flicker on the horizon
soft-focused flame of white
fluttering on a breeze of its own making
white warms to the copper
copper burns to crimson
the firebird has returned
melting wintry melancholy
with its presence.
Welcome to day 1 of my Advent Calendar of poetry for 2022. I hope you enjoy the poems I’ll be sharing over the next 24 days.
Please let me know any thoughts or comments you may have below…