A Winter Wish

View from our lanai - January vacation in Hawaii

A Winter Wish

Soft air is gentle, warm and kind
my limbs are tanned and free
the doves coo tender, flowers sway
with butterfly and bee

The roads unfold to waterfall
rock beach and pounding spray
the sweet days slip like pearls unstrung
this winter holiday

If only I could have a wish
I’d order time stand still
“Stop all the clocks” my one command
until I’ve had my fill

© 2012 by V. Nesdoly


This poem was inspired by “Carry On Tuesday – Prompt 145” and the words “Stop all the clocks.”

“Stop all the clocks” is found in the poem “Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden.  Read and listen to the original poem here.

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