The Duns of Winter

For Amaya’s prompt over at dVerse Poet’s Pub – the secret ingredient.

The Duns of Winter
The duns of winter
sleep softly
waiting for the last ingredient –

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Glenn Buttkus
    Dec 04, 2018 @ 17:37:30

    Perhaps not a secret, but the primary ingredient to blossom your bliss (lover of winter) and to rattle the cage of my many winter’s discontent.


  2. Silver
    Dec 04, 2018 @ 17:57:20

    Aww, yes please. It would make my little boy so happy to get to play in it with his daddy, sisters, and friends. ❤


  3. sebby holmes
    Dec 04, 2018 @ 18:26:35

    Lovely and full of expectation. 😊


  4. Frank Hubeny
    Dec 04, 2018 @ 18:36:58

    That snow will brighten the duns with white.


  5. Grace
    Dec 04, 2018 @ 20:15:11

    That snow….will turn all to magical place.


  6. lynn__
    Dec 04, 2018 @ 23:21:03

    Snow covers the barrenness and puts a clean cloak on winter.


  7. areadingwriter
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 02:06:20

    aaaaaaaaaaaah. snow is winter’s dress, perhaps. this is soft, succinct, solemn.


  8. kim881
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 03:47:34

    Only two colours, dun and white, but, like Shakespeare (“If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun”), you’ve painted a perfect picture, Toni.


  9. Brendan
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 04:45:38

    Perfect for the prompt. What a choice background – “duns” – to foreground the missing ingredient.


  10. Violet Lentz
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 07:10:26

    I hear the silence with which it falls.


  11. lillian
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 08:14:11

    So few words….such beauty in them. You have the touch, my dear friend. You have the touch. ❤


  12. annell4
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 10:03:21



  13. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 14:25:50

    I love snow especially since it adds light to the darkness


  14. Gospel Isosceles
    Dec 05, 2018 @ 14:40:44

    The snow will come in the nap, mirroring the soft sleep. Such beauty in this and the perfect poem for Advent too.


  15. rob kistner
    Dec 06, 2018 @ 16:53:18

    Snowfalling is magical, snow on the ground 1st day magical, 2nd day fun, 3rd day… alright, but begone tomorrow please…


    • kanzensakura
      Dec 06, 2018 @ 17:52:05

      I actually love snow. We had hatsiyuki yesterday…Japanese for first snow. It is a holy and reverent time. Westerners often only think if snow as an inconvenience or after the first day, boring, cold, and messy.

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