The Last Winter recedes…

We walked to heal our hearts and minds. The wind cut through like glass but the sunset set the ripples alight on the water. It was spring and a time of birth and regeneration. New life blossoming all around. But we walked with heavy eyes.

We walk often, it gives us chance to talk, or not as the moment requires. We walk to fill our souls with the soothing spectacle of the distant mountains and listen to the gentle lap-lap and let it wash over us. We are losing a loved one who is between the autumn and winter of his life and the knowledge that he is slipping away is becoming more than a whisper on the wind.

Spring blossoms slowly

Sunset cuts through the anguish

Life melts like glacier.

 

©Alison Jean Hankinson

This is for d’Verse.

Author: alisonhankinson

I am a school teacher and a mum and a red cosmic skywalker, and sometimes a netball coach...but beneath it all I am a writer...

29 thoughts on “The Last Winter recedes…”

  1. Walks are definitely healing, Alison. I love the descriptive detail in ‘The wind cut through like glass but the sunset set the ripples alight on the water’. They also help you to process pain and understand situations’, and that is such a wonderful haiku – ‘Life melts like glacier’.

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  2. There’s something affirming about walking which you’ve captured here – the meditative, the quiet and the talk. Nature doesn’t always reflect the rhythms of our own lives (it’s the poets’ conceit after all). Best to you in this difficult time.

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  3. Beautiful! I love this line: “We walk often, it gives us chance to talk, or not as the moment requires.” It is a perfect lead-in to the reason for want to talk, or not. So sorry for your impending loss, but thankful you have poetry to help process the grief.

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