El Niño visit

by Keith D Allison

The whisper of white

in the cool of the morning light

shadows flowing blue

in this sea of white

El Niño has laid its weight

up on the high plains

of Colorado's front Range

the thermometer shrugs, to feel

a warm above freezing

the fence posts, longs

to once again see the light of day

the breeze, brings movement, upon sea of white

when the winds have howled

cattle, the deer and antelope, have paid the price

blizzards have made the cities, gnarled and crawl

buried in a blanket of white

again we sit by the window

watching as the snow falls

this winter's song

has made us all think of times

when Columbine's, will once again bloom

and the sweet whisper of warmth, will again fill the night


Posted on 01/19/2007
Copyright © 2022 Keith D Allison

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Genevieve Sturrock on 01/19/07 at 01:28 PM

Very pretty. El Nino's a pain! Here in the South it's been too warm...California's frozen solid. Go figure.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 01/19/07 at 07:40 PM

Hi Keith. I like your images here, and the desolate tone. Your final line provides the needed hope and is just lovely. Cheers.

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