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The Onset of Winter


The Onset of Winter

Sullen clouds, dark and menacing
Hang in the sky.
The air is damp and cold –
Frozen fingers, nose and toes.
Drip, drip, drip from the branches
Hanging down towards the ground.
Winter’s start. Sudden, fierce, chill.
Not forewarned, but expected

Photo: Author

NB – This photo was among those taken
in 2009 after a ‘freak’ five-minute storm


Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

14 thoughts on “The Onset of Winter

  1. I remember that storm 🙂


  2. Teeny little iceblocks that shaved the paint off the side of the house and made a salad of the leaves on the trees! I was sorry I didn’t grab the cellphone sooner – the air was white – and it was over so fast!


  3. it or its brother ruined my garden,


  4. We have that rain here at the moment and I have to go out tonight!!!


  5. A very vivid picture you’ve painted Adee. Goosebumps 🙂


  6. You describe it so well Adee, I can feel it. HUGS!!


  7. Very good pictures, word and actual! That must have been quite a storm – but it certainly left a snow-like, really chilly appearance!


    • It was really strange, Col. I suppose it was hail; the little blocks were less than ½cm small, very even, tightly packed, and took hours to melt even though it wasn’t that cold at the time. Thank you for your comments which I find very encouraging.


  8. That must have been so scary…. I love winter – but I always feel so sorry for those living in shacks with little or no covering what so ever… 😦


    • It wasn’t scary, it was ‘too weird to be scared’, lol! Yes, I can’t bear to see the conditions some people have to endure. I wish all very wealthy people had to pay a tax to be used exclusively for the relief of poverty/suffering and for education/training.


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