Yasmeen Khan

Two Winters - Poem by Yasmeen Khan

Winter comes, steam from coffee and soup
Soothes the mind, comfort the heart;
Aroma of roasted pistachio and peanuts,
Heating, blankets, duck-feathers,
Warmth of the ones who are closed
All make a crisp winter to yearn for.
Chilly tents, cruel winds, biting cold,
Shivering bodies with bruised hands,
Food with no steam, silent cries coming
From frozen lips and benumbed mouths
All make a bleak winter to ward off.
I live in a city where two winters
exist side by side.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I took the inspiration for this poem when I passed by a nomad's colony.

Comments about Two Winters by Yasmeen Khan

  • Gold Star - 12,254 Points Khairul Ahsan (5/3/2014 9:04:00 PM)

    Loved this beautiful poem that portrays a picture of contrast.
    'I live in a city where two winters
    exist side by side.' - But all city dwellers do not see this. You need a poet's eyes and heart to see and feel the contrast.
    A well written poem on a well chosen subject. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 10,120 Points Heather Wilkins (5/30/2013 9:34:00 PM)

    a great sequence of similies. so well written with nice images of winter. nice work (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 133 Points Allemagne Roßmann (5/8/2013 7:16:00 AM)

    No winter lasts forever.Great write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 68 Points Hira Akhtar (5/3/2013 11:44:00 AM)

    wow written wonderfully about winter... :) (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,543 Points Saadat Tahir (1/13/2013 10:06:00 AM)

    lovely and apt portrayal of a painful and heart wrenching situation...
    written and conceived very well (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,712 Points Hazel Durham (1/11/2013 8:09:00 AM)

    Brilliant poem about two different viewpoints from people with money and people without money in the winters chill! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,130 Points Dave Walker (1/10/2013 4:59:00 AM)

    The winter in England never seems to stop.
    A great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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