January afternoon

Heavy rain pours down

cold season’s melancholy.

Eyelids over-weigh.

Winter’s Summer Dream

In the lazy noon

on the January sky

pink roses in bloom.


In the ashen skies

iron clouds consume the shine

of the winter sun.


Leafless trees stand tall

While the blizzard rages on.

They bend but won’t fall.


Snowflakes for blushing cheeks,

icy wind for tender lips –

winter sentiment.