I recently finished a new poem in which I personify winter as an aging knight. I found myself harkening back to an expression made popular by Game of Thrones while I was writing this piece, “Winter is coming.” I decided to play with it in the structure of the poem. The illustration above is a piece by William Blake but will serve as the influence for the poem’s illustration. It speaks to the ending of the poem which is not included in this excerpt.
Here is the small except from “Tomorrowland” :
After last evening’s storm,
summer became fall
in the small course
of one wet night.
Soon, skies pregnant with another
season will paint the palette
of morning with muted tones of
blues and grey.
We will follow the white procession of winter,
widows in its likely procession.
Inhaling its cold in slow sips,
filling our lungs with its icy living shape as it
moves through our bodies like an ocean.
Winter, is coming
but before long it will again
Like a knight bearing into battle,
determined to defend its honor.
Once I finish editing this piece and have the illustration completed I will post both to the Illustrated Poems section of this website.