Winter days | seeking light | #Prose4T | #ThePrompt | Sun


I feel the light pulling me out,
from the dark enveloping me,
I’m clinging to the dappled rays,
focusing on their offer of warmth,
as the cold air creeps around me.

Red Rocks, South Coast, Wellington

Red Rocks, South Coast, Wellington

It’s a battle of light and dark,
winter’s steely grasp on my hand,
leading me into the tunnel.
Bright chinks in the darkness save me,
bringing me back for a moment.

I feel clarity in the light,
it reaches deep into my heart,
and radiates out a warm glow,
extending through my whole body.
I step out, walking in the sun.

My face softens into a smile,
my eyes gladly greet the blue sky.
My walk quickens to a jog,
I feel the light winning, and yet –
all too soon the darkness descends.

Sunset falls quickly,
its beauty bittersweet.
The black cloak of night,
already shadowing the light.
Till tomorrow…

© Sarah Lee, 3 July 2016

Lyall Bay Beach

Lyall Bay Beach



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  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    I forget of course that, just as our summer is getting underway, it’s winter with you! Love this, just how I feel on those short days. Beautiful words and imagery. Thank you so much for sharing with #ThePrompt x


  • LucyDorrington

    This kind of illustrates how I feel about our weather right now! #Prose4T


  • Victoria Welton

    I absolutely loved this. The words were hauntingly beautiful and I can really feel the chill in the air for you. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x