"A Welsh Wood in Winter" by J.T. Watt‘The Birch Wood by The Crag’ by Alessio Zanelli The Society August 31, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 4 Comments The bark came off the trunks before the leaves had dropped— the freeze sped up, the shade enlarged, the birdsong stopped. No forest hiss survived, no human sound, no sigh— it was to be the dullest place below the sky. From dens and hides small eyes kept watching out for light, afraid of all the time they had to spend on site. At last the white dress fell to make the earth a bride— observers still and silent, long asleep inside. A feeble glow from through the clouds the only sign— the dark of shade the only landmark to align. Bare trees will wait according to their inner clock, and birds will sing again when sunrays free the rock. Alessio Zanelli is an Italian poet who writes in English and whose work has appeared in about 150 journals from 13 countries. He has published 4 full collections to date, most recently Over Misty Plains (Indigo Dreams, UK, 2012). 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 email@example.com. 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) 4 Responses David Hollywood August 31, 2017 Lovely. Like an extract from ‘Wind in the Willows’ Reply Alessio Zanelli November 12, 2018 Sorry for the delay, thank you David. Reply David Watt September 1, 2017 This poem contains vivid imagery and is a pleasure to read. Reply Alessio Zanelli November 12, 2018 Thank you David, and sorry for the delay! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.