NaPoWriMo – Day Thirteen

unctuous darkness seeps across the sky
deep glossy and raven black
a floating luminous veil
penetrating reminders of Winters past

© Dawn Whitehand 2017

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) *

cold rain
icicles dagger like
prickling my skin
piercing my veins
an endless trauma
enveloping my heart
saturating my soul
a merciless scourge
winter torment

Dawn Whitehand abstract art SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder

Wax on Handmade paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2014

*SAD – Seasonal Affectice Disorder is often associatd with Winter : here is a research starting point from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seasonal_affective_disorder

Day Three Hundred and Eight: 27th May 2013

coldness drapes the room
so I snuggle deeper
beneath heavy blankets
listening to clanky chopping
drifting from the kitchen
a warming soup I wonder
smiling and content
the fuzziness of sleep beckons
and I doze

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

Day Two hundred and Ninety Five: 14th May 2013

I like the dreariness of winter
the endless grays and sodden earth
and rain pattering on the tin roof
while condensation gathers
and slides down the window frame
nestled inside where the fire crackles
and it is warm

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

 

 

Day One Hundred and Fifty Two: 22nd December 2012

Icy wind rustling crunchy leaves,
Golden carpet floating through the air,
Wafting slowly downward,
Damp green grass a canvas,
Winter patchwork landscape.

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper