08 November 2010

First Frost


First Frost


















aching grey has leached
from sombre banks of dreary
cloud and gentle white abounds
in thinning strands caressing
hill surrounds


a clearing mist has wrest
away this torpid mood of
dissonance – while hesitant
at first the sun’s return
is paled and wan


coolness of the atmosphere
suggests a settlement
is due, we’ll pay before the
days at end – no
frost relief in view
© 21 June 2010, I. D. Carswell