March 27

The Killing Frost

The Killing Frost


I watch the earth shudder and heave beneath its menace

Cooling the ground at any cost

Forcing the green shoots to pay their penance

For the spring days it has lost


The beauty of the season holding on against its intruder

Hunkering down and pulling close

The frost acting as the great excluder

As the grey of winter and the green of spring fight to transpose.


~Charlotte Greer Slater 2011


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Posted March 27, 2020 by Charlotte Von Woffle Greer in category "All of Charlotte's Poetry

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