dVerse — Poetics — Winter Things

Badger prints in mud the wildlife trusts
Badger Tracks photo, © Philip Precey

Winter things leave impressions
long after Spring arrives; thawed
footprints of snow, muddy residue
of limbic past, when the hounds
of winter howled after fresh tracks.

Lillian is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Lillian says:
You’ve probably guessed by now where this is going. I’d like you to use at least two of the titles within the body of your poem. The titles must be word for word. [Titles to choose from:]

A Hazy Shade of Winter (Simon and Garfunkel)
A Long December (Counting Crows)
A Winter’s Tale (Queen — and also The Moody Blues)
Cold Weather Blues (Muddy Waters)
Footprints in the Snow (Bill Monroe)
If We Make It Through December (Merle Haggard)
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Billie Holiday)
Let It Go (Idina Menzel)
Love Like Winter (AFI)
My Love Is Winter (The Smashing Pumpkins Oceania)
Roses from Snow (Emmylou Harris)
The Hounds of Winter (Sting)
Trapped Under Ice (Metallica)
When It’s Cold, I’d Like to Die (Moby)
Winter Things (Ariana Grande)
White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes)

 

 

 

 

31 Comments Add yours

  1. lillian says:

    Great illustration for the great use of the song titles here! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Lillian 🙂

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    I like your reality that Winter tracks left in the mud carry on to Spring. And the howling hounds looking for fresh meat is great!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Dwight!

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  3. Wow. I really like this take on the prompt. Well done.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Arcadia thanks much and happy you do.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Christian!

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  4. Sadje says:

    Great take Li.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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  5. This is so nice, Lisa. ‘thawed
    footprints of snow, muddy residue
    of limbic past’ was just superb.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Tanmay 🙂

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  6. Short, sweet and chilly!
    Your badgers leave the same prints as ours.

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    1. Short but so apt, Li. I too liked “muddy residue of limbic past”.🙂

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      1. msjadeli says:

        Thanks, Punam!

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    2. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Jane, and cool.

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  7. memadtwo says:

    They do. Imprints on our minds as well. (K)

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  8. margaret says:

    Mother Nature’s artwork!

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  9. Mish says:

    Beautifully done! I especially like the haunting quality of those “hounds of winter”.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Mish, thank you!

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  10. sanaarizvi says:

    This is beautifully done, Lisa! 😀 I like the idea of winter leaving behind tracks for us to follow into Spring ❤❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sanaa, thanks much 🙂

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  11. Love the use of the lines… those footprints might stay in some way even after spring is here.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Bjorn. I think they will also.

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  12. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Love the wording Lisa… it does leave impressions physically and emotionally at times.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Max 🙂

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