‘Winter Smoke’ and Other Poetry by Mary Kay Simmons The Society October 10, 2015 Beauty, Humor, Poetry Winter Smoke Winter smoke and little houses Drawing blinds against the dark The cold, the crying wind Against a stark White moon Winter smoke. Wispy phantoms Casting a ghostly veil Of patterned, ancient symbols Against a pale White moon Sweet-scented turf recalling Times more pleasingly mellow Winter smoke reaching the sky To touch a yellow Gold moon [divider][/divider] Audubon in Appalachia The stomach of a bird is small, In fact, it’s hardly there at all. To distinguish it from other stomachs (That is, of tiger or of dumb ox) We say: “This fledgling’s crop, his craw, Is sometimes also called his maw, Though maw is just a general word Meaning stomach, but a bird Is different. Kindly speak sans flaw A bird’s crop is his own craw’s maw”. © Mary Kay Simmons Mary Kay Simmons is a novelist who published 18 books. Featured Image: “Evening scene with full moon and person,” by Abraham Pether. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.