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It is cold today

By Alan Segal


It is cold today

My neighbours say

Frost flecks the still flowers

For straight-laced silver form,

Your breath makes weather

For the empty air,

Nothing else breathes!

It is cold they say,

It is cold today

The evergreens laugh in the woods

Alone at last…….

Yes it is cold they say,

It is so cold today!


Alan Segal is a former English teacher now living in retirement in St Leonards.

The above is a recent weather-related poem on the theme of the way we respond to the concept of cold and the natural world.

Alan has also sent us this self-portrait of the poet as a young man.

Posted 17:03 Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015 In: Poetry

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