dVerse “Personification”

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You Will Know It Is Winter

When you step outside
into blind white,
and cold comes at you,

not as a chill, 
but as a wall of blinded colour,

and frost squeals
under the bite of your boots,

and every step fractures
the sound of snow falling,

you will know it is winter.

for dVerse “Personification” © Misky 2021. Header image is extract from Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

21 responses to “dVerse “Personification””

  1. Oh, yes – I certainly know it is winter ❄️

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  2. Good description of winter at its most cutting. Brrrr

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  3. Yes, you have just written an eloquent plea for spring to hurry up. Not a superfluous word, as if each one is painful to speak. Great poem!

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    1. Thanks, Jane 😂

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  4. I can feel the snow under by boots … you made it come to life.

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    1. That would be ‘my’ boots!

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    2. … funny thing, I read “by” as “my”.

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  5. Frost squeals…it does! (K)

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  6. Wonderful evocation – how cold ‘comes at you’ – and things are brittle and fractured. A fine addition to your Bruegel opus. Amazed at the detail in the image – the highlight on the hunter’s heel, the hair on the dog’s brow is perfect and it must have been made in a single brush stroke.

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    1. Bruegel’s paintings are quite astonishing. I find myself lost in them when I use magnify on my PC.

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      1. Let’s hope you get to see them hung on the gallery wall in Vienna real soon (and the gallery is crowded with tourists like the good old days🙂 .)

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        1. At least I know in which museum to find it when travel restrictions are lifted, and I’ve been jabbed in the arm twice. I think a few are in Berlin museums also. I’ve never been to Berlin. Time to make a To-Do list.

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  7. I know this cold chill that bites. And I very much like your imagery of wall of blinded colour! For me its all white from the sky to the ground now. Have a good weekend.

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  8. We’re blizzardish this morning here. I MIGHT walk on out to the mailbox a little later & will probably re-experience your fine imagery. Thanks!

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    1. Stay warm, Ron!

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  9. Oh, you got the sounds of winter exactly right! I wish I’d written this!

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  10. I do love the sound of snow under my boots… so much better than mud.

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  11. This is incredibly potent! The idea of the cold as “a wall of blinded colour,” is oh so palpable! We are experiencing 8 degrees celsius. 💝💝

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