Solstice

 Winter comes upon us

Wi’ a cauld ‘n’ lonely win`.

Like rain it brings th’ lilac

shadows o’ evening light,

Th’ lowly mist spreads

empty chills across

Th’ clear an’ purple night.

Winter comes upon us

Wi’ th’ howling o’ th’ win`

Winter comes upon us

wi’ th’ howling o’ th’ win`.

Like th’ dry leaves

Tha’ rattle in th’ trees,

An’ th’ fallen leaves

Tha’ scrape along th’ lanes.

Winter comes upon us

Wi’ th’ carriage o’ th’ win’

Winter comes upon us

Wi’ th’ carriage o’ th’ win’.

It leaves us empty o’ th’

Songs o’ swallows chirping

In th’ eaves,

An’ brings us snuggling tae th’

Red coals crackling.

Winter dances on a dark an’ lonely road.

Winter dances on a

Dark an’ lonely road.

Bird nests dangle in a

Broken spider’s web

I hear them humming

In th’ solace o’ thair work.

Winter dances on a dark an’ lonely road.

Winter dances on a dark

An’ lonely corner, she

Sparkles, lyte beams

Tha’ lan’ upon th’ street,

Spreads whyte vapours

Frae each an’ every breath.

Winter rains upon a dark an’ lonely road.

Winter rains upon a dark

An’ lonely road, she

Washes clean th’ dust

Upon me leathery skin, an’

Brings th’ dark an’ yearnings

fur th’ comin’ o’ th’ day.

Winter comes wi’ a cold an’ lonely win’

Winter comes upon us wi’ a cauld ‘n’ lonely win’.

Like rain we dance upon th’ lilac shadows an’ evenin’ light,

Th’ lowly mist spreads empty chills across th’ clear an’ purple night

Winter comes upon us wi’ th’ howling o’ th’ win`.

Winter comes upon us wi’ a cauld ‘n’ lonely win’.

It brings wi’ a stab the lilac shadows night.

The lowly mist spreads empty chills o’er th’ clear an’ purple night.

Winter comes upon us wi’ th’ howling o’ th’ win`.

Winter comes upon us wi’ th’ howling o’ th’ win’,

An’ scrape o’r cobblestone lanes

Winter comes upon us wi’ th’ carriage o’ th’ win’.

Winter comes upon us wi’ th’ carriage o’ th’ win`.

Winter comes upon us wi’ th’ carriage o’ th’ win’.

It leaves us empty of th’ swallows chirping in th’ eaves

An’ brings us snuggling tae th’ red coals crackling,

Winter dances on a dark an’ lonely road.

Winter dances on a dark an’ lonely road.

Bird nests dangle in a broken spider web.

I hear them humming in th’ solace o’ thair work.

Winter dances on a dark an’ lonely road.

Winter dances on a dark an’ lonely road,

Sparkles, light beams, tha’ lan’ upon th’ street,

Spread white vapours frae each an’ every breath.

Winter rains upon a dark an’ lonely road.

Winter rains upon a dark an’ lonely road,

Washes clean th’ dust upon me leathery skin,

Brings th’ dark an’ yearnings fur th’ coming o’ th’ day.

Winter comes wi’ a cold an’ lonely win’.

About jedwardnajera

I am an artist and a Poet. I live the life of a poet. I published several novels. Nena the Fairy and the Iron Rose, Dust of the Moon are among them, available through Amazon Books. I have spent over thirty five years in a classroom. I am now retired from that profession. My father kept a living record of his lifetime as he lived through the Twentieth Century. He was born in 1908 and almost lived long enough to see us enter the new millennium. He entrusted to me nearly 400 pages that he wrote through the years. Now I am continuing the tradition by posting my own stories and misadventures. I am trying to post a new entry or chapter each Friday. Check in on us at least once a week for the latest post.
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