‘Seasons’ by Ben Zwycky The Society December 16, 2015 Beauty, Poetry Forested deep purity Dusted with a winter’s glow; Crystalline perpetuity Takes its place in nature’s show. Fresh sunlight plays with diamonds soft That glisten as they sing In silent awe that drifts aloft A peaceful offering. Great ice sheets yield to spring’s sweet kiss And snow gives way to rain; Arboreal chants blend fragrant mists That flood the fertile plain. New fauna dance with life unbound And quiver as they sleep, Loathe to miss one sight or sound, Or lose one joy so deep. Streams trickle, tumbling, giggling down And nourish all they meet; Young bucks do battle with their crowns, Their heroes to unseat. Fierce summer heat strips arid earth Of all that’s failed to thrive; Refreshing flows gain countless worth For all to stay alive. Massed Shady greens turn mighty light Into life’s currency; Frantic deals done day and night In this dependency. Old summer takes his bow in style With whirls of amber shades. Harvests picked and safely piled As daily brightness fades. Most heed the warnings in the sky Of winter’s coming wrath: In insulated sanctuary lie Or take a southward path. And so the cycle runs again It’s glorious phases through; Enjoy their transient beauty, then, And savour them anew. Ben Zwycky is an English ex-pat now living in the Czech Republic. He has a master’s degree in chemical engineering and worked a wide variety of jobs before settling down as a freelance proofreader and translator together with his Czech wife, who literally fell into his arms in the year 2000 and with whom he now has five children. He has published two novels, Nobility Among Us and Beyond the Mist (currently being serialised in the Sci Phi Journal), and one poetry collection, Selected Verse – Faith and Family. You can find out more about him and his work at www.benzwycky.com Featured Image: “The Archway” by William Bradford Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (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.