A surrealistic view of advancing winter, reflecting the inner mood...

Winter's Setting in...

Fog floats in and out
and slowly settles on the town.
Dew drenches the night long;
Condenses on the shimmering pond
Making hazy the images
of weeping willows drooping
to catch their reflection
on the moonlit liquid
Now, slowly freezing to piercing icicles...

Fragile ice stays a while
breaks into many pieces,
Reflecting the moonbeam
in every crystal it embraces.
Autumnal leaves in myriad hues
are strewn
on the fractured surface,
reflecting the Moon...

Moon becomes smudged,
shatters to thousand bits
like the desire
melts with the fading light
As the night of gloom
takes over the evening of hope...
And advances to
its inevitable doom...

Winter, like life, is pressing onwards,
Freezing every flicker of light...

Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright : Zoya Zaidi

Image: http://www.designcow.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/69wall_winter_scenes.jpg

Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2009-12-07 at 12:02

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P K Padhy
It is a splendid piece of poetic creation. Philosophy is embellished with the reflection of nature. The metaphors and images are explicit. I liked the line... "takes over the evening of hope".

Dr P K Padhy