Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 29, 2017

December Nights~by Paul Lenzi



December Nights


Image from Pinterest – Artist Unknown

diminishing days

will succumb to

starvation of light

under insolent press

of insurrect midnights

slow purpling hours

who crawl among

fears of an anxious

sparse leaflessness

naked and shivered

demoralized landscapes

in grief for green

summer of memory

suffer the coldness of

deep-breathing darkness

that penetrates limbs

stills the sap-flow

in desolate heartwood

arboreal dreams

chilled and finished

by icy insensitive

slander of seasons

finality comes in its turn

bleak and barren

to each living tree

to each forest

who wonder throughout

these long lingering nights

if they’ve known

their last spring

if they’ve seen

their last sun


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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