David Wood

(07 April 1950 / London)

Snow Drift


Oh that wind, that symphony
Of oboes wailing and moaning.
Snow in drifts high to the eves
Blowing, covering lanes leading
From iced village to iced village.

Telegraph wires and power lines
Bending under the dead weight
Of ice waiting for their moment
To snap. Shrieking horizontal
Wind piling snow on snow.

The road to the town cut off,
An umbilical cord snapped
In a white out of hill and sky.
Sheep buried with their lambs.
A community isolated and alone.

And nobody stirs from the darkening
Land as night’s cape begins to
Cover the earth with its shadow.
Only the oboes making their
Distinctive wailing sound.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Snow Drift by David Wood )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 3 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. 159. The Book of my Life, John Westlake
  2. Words were golden, hasmukh amathalal
  3. The Allen Chronicles, Romella Kitchens
  4. My eyes, Cee Bea
  5. E-rated poemier-all us, Elvis Airohi
  6. April Woman, Salma Jayyusi
  7. The Ship of Love, Salma Jayyusi
  8. Censorious Ignorance, michael walkerjohn
  9. Ludio ludius Lego, michael walkerjohn
  10. Right to exist, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Sir John Suckling

Dost see how unregarded now
That piece of beauty passes?
There was a time when I did vow
To that alone;
But mark the fate of faces;
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Elizabeth Bishop

 

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Sonnet I, Sir John Suckling
  7. Cross, Langston Hughes
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]