Melancholy Days

Jack Random 1953 (California)

The melancholy stain of winter has
Descended upon our days
Our hills our dales our valleys
Shading all in darkest grays

The glittering wrap of Christmas gone
All the new year celebrations
Replaced by a more somber song
An odd twist of strange sensations

We yearn for all that we have lost
That which never can be found
Innocence like morning frost
Lifted from the frozen ground

Gone the dreams of young romance
Vanished from our tired sight
Gone the evenings filled with dance
No more the brilliant light

Yet hope survives the bitter onslaught
We shall rise again come spring
Remembering the battles fought
We smile to hear the robins sing

All will be well if we survive
To greet another morn
Our willful spirits will revive
Our very souls reborn

About this poem

Unpublished. A lyrical poem lamenting melancholy days of winter.

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Written on January 05, 2022

Submitted by jackrandom on January 09, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 755
Words 140
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Jack Random

Contemporary American poet, novelist and essayist. Most recently published Life Songs, Poems for a Pandemic and Poemics: Poems of Social and Political Justice. more…

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  • amyf.53811
    I can relate to the melancholy tone and fluidity of your poem. Very well done.
    LikeReply 12 months ago


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