‘Petals in the Winter’ and Other Poetry by Zachary Dilks The Society August 4, 2016 Beauty, Humor, Poetry 2 Comments Petals in the Winter Three petals on a lily like the snow were held aloft And though the wind through window whipped it so just one fell off Two petals on that lily blue lamented on the sill But through and through Though grief be true It grew that flower still Now underground For dirt abounds As earthly laws obey One petal paused A worthy cause In winter winds two petals sway Where Have All My Sheep Gone? Sheep must creep For sleep won’t come My poems weep My eyes are numb I try to thumb Through hum and drum But thoughts then scratch like sheets and crumbs Idle Hands My fingers hate What they cannot create My palms await good fortunes Like lines in a book Or bread on a hook They cast and reel in portions Just a phrase or a word Be it blasé or absurd It engulfs, inspires and redefines Oh the havoc that’s caused By hands that are paused When they work they create the divine Zachary Dilks is a writer currently residing just outside of Austin, Texas. A toolmaker by trade and a poet by heart, he began pursuing his passion for writing at age 17. 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)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) 2 Responses Juanita Hamilton August 6, 2016 Very musical! Well done. Reply Zachary Dilks August 8, 2016 Thank you for that Miss Hamilton. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.