mike monahan

Rookie - 23 Points (25 6 57 / Ireland)


the silence of the night is stirred by strong pulses
from the north that cut across the moonlit ocean
the waters shimmer and gleam like gold, as nature
begins her perpetual motion,
an increased volume of sound greets the land with the
hooting of an owl fading away into the hills replaced
by the breath of mother natures icy chills
in a lonely dwelling in a distant field the mice
they scurry across the beams to rest to the safety
of their straw clad nests
fir trees in a forest glade bow down and quiver as
the majestic force of life rises across streams and
down through the valleys, the villages and towns
the windsong continues until at last, the silence of
the night abounds, snowflakes are falling without a

mikeymo {Subject to copyright}

Submitted: Sunday, April 25, 2010
Edited: Friday, March 06, 2015

Topic of this poem: winter

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  • Freshman - 906 Points Damian Murphy (3/14/2015 3:17:00 PM)

    A Beautiful poem, superbly written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 181 Points Henry F James (2/25/2015 10:18:00 AM)

    Wow! what a terrific poem! excellent! Ten fom me Mike! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,593 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (2/18/2015 11:48:00 AM)

    Beautiful imagery with strong purpose to feel the cold and silence to the reader. Nice work indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,593 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (2/18/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    Beautiful imagery with strong purpose to feel the cold and silence to the reader. Nice work indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (2/18/2015 6:07:00 AM)

    A descriptive poem on mother nature. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (2/18/2015 6:07:00 AM)

    A descriptive poem on mother nature. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,511 Points Godfrey Morris (2/18/2015 5:02:00 AM)

    Great description of nature displayed. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,775 Points Kim Barney (2/18/2015 2:52:00 AM)

    A wonderful description. I was carried away like so many others. Thanks for sharing this gem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Jack Colbrook Addams (1/26/2015 11:24:00 AM)

    Wow! i thought i was flying on the wind! a fantastic journey Mike! ! Wonderful poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 65 Points Tanya De Burgh (11/10/2014 7:48:00 AM)

    I was informed by afriend about the poetry of Mike and I have been overwhelmed like so many others! Wintertide takes one on acomplete journey that you never want to end! Ten! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Phil Monger (2/8/2014 9:34:00 AM)

    I have read about Mikes poems on the net and I find this poem so amazing! I have never read any as deep rooted and yet simple about winter like it! Very well written Mike! TEN! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie George C Collingwood (8/10/2012 7:07:00 AM)

    At last a rendering of Winter that takes you there in body and spirit. Superb, is a understatement. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fred Scott (8/4/2012 9:47:00 AM)

    I will say it again and again. Mike Monahan has written the best description of Winter that I have ever encountered! ! (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,175 Points Valerie Dohren (7/27/2012 3:21:00 PM)

    Beautiful description of winter - lovely write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Doctor Linda Clarke-king (7/27/2012 3:16:00 PM)

    I have to agree with the comments on here that this is the best poem ever encountered about the onset of Winter. Mike takes you there and you can actually feel the cold on the journey. Excellent., Mike is one of the greats (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Morgan Churchill (7/4/2012 6:55:00 AM)

    I was asked to view this poem and I am pleased I have done so. This is the ultimate in description of Winter. I travelled with the wind over the sea. Brilliant poem and extremely gifted poet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (7/2/2012 4:14:00 PM)

    Wonderful piece of poetic writing... i honestly saw the sights and richness which seeped from your praising words...tis a lovely place to be,
    Reading aloud as i always do this just sounded wonderful and i particularly liked how you ended in silence.... tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points Mary Donnelly (3/25/2012 4:02:00 PM)

    This poem is a classic! Best I have ever read on the theme of winter! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Thomas Charles Harvey (10/28/2011 6:30:00 AM)

    This poem about Winter is just mind blowing! I thought I was travelling on a sleigh in a beautiful dream. What a great poem and indeed poet! I am not a poet myself but I am so pleased to have come across this site! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,001 Points Marieta Maglas (4/20/2011 5:44:00 PM)

    wonderful descriptive poem about the nature..I like this expression...''snowflakes are falling without a sound....'' (Report) Reply

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