Winter Begins | Bartholomew Barker

And on the first full day of winter here in the northern hemisphere, my poem Winter Begins has been posted to Whispers and Echoes!

Whispers and Echoes

We’re all in trouble if the Sun
keeps sinking earlier and rising later

No thaw in the Earth— no planting in spring
no harvest in autumn just a night with no dawn

Snow piles higher— rivers freeze to their beds
and the atmosphere shivers solid

Leaving our icicles around the final embers
of the fire we lit tonight to entice the prodigal sun

Back to the sky


Bartholomew Barker is an organizer of Living Poetry, a collection of poets in North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit. www.bartbarkerpoet.com

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About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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4 Responses to Winter Begins | Bartholomew Barker

  1. Annabel says:

    Powerfully and beautifully penned!👍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JeanMarie says:

    Great poem. So tell me… do these folks have you on staff? :)

    Liked by 1 person

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