Cold Snap- A Poem

Have you heard
the river’s heartbeat?
It’s nearly a melody,
No! Perhaps it’s a symphony.
It pulls at all the heartstrings
this time of year,
It slows down
It sleepily strolls down
the frozen riverbed,
Winter’s caught in a cold snap-
(Wait! Did you hear that?)
As a branch crackles
and bobs in its wake,
There’s too much at stake
not to listen,
to the song Winter’s singing,
Just beneath the frosty surface-
And the deep earth aches and –
daydreams of Spring.


About Gretchen Venters

I am 36 years old and I live in Montana. God has set my soul on fire to serve others through writing.
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