“A Summer’s Field in Winter” published at MasticadoresIndia

I’m happy to announce that my poem “A Summer’s Field in Winter” has been published at MasticadoresIndia. I’m so grateful to Terveen Gill and her team for their support and kindness in publishing my poem. Terveen’s enthusiasm for writing inspires everyone and is such a wonderful catalyst for creativity. I’m both excited and humbled to have my poetry included at MasticadoresIndia. Thanks so much, Terveen!

“A Summer’s Field in Winter”

“let us sift through summer’s solemn ashes
let us scavenge rusted hopes from twisted
hulks of yesterdays amid the swelter
and the din of frigid silence
as crows circle…”

I’d be grateful if you would check out the rest of my poem by clicking this link. Also, be sure to follow and subscribe to MasticadoresIndia—it’s a wonderful place for those who love writing.

46 thoughts on ““A Summer’s Field in Winter” published at MasticadoresIndia

    1. Thanks, David. There’s a bit of hidden irony in the line about milk and honey–I’m both lactose- and honey-intolerant! 😀 Oh well. I enjoyed writing this one. It had been a long time since I’d written anything other than haiku and senryu, and this one came out fairly easily. And I love the non-rhyming, rigid syllabic format (it’s probably my favorite form) as it has the feel of free verse but it also has a unique, orderly flow, as long as a meter structure is strictly adhered to. I can play with the syllable count per line and line per stanza beforehand and create a scaffolding for the poem, then go from there. Anyway, thanks for the nice comment and for stopping by. I appreciate it. 🙂

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    1. Many thanks, Diana. I’m truly humbled and so delighted by your thoughtful comment. I love writing, but it’s always been so difficult for me because of other things I have to deal with in my life, so when I share my poetry, I’m never sure how it will be received. I put so much of my heart and soul into my creative endeavors. It’s means so much to me to know my words connect with people. You’ve been such a wonderful friend and ally, and there’s a measure of joy I feel when I receive such kind validation of my writing from you. A sincere and heart-felt thanks for your presence here, and for helping keep the dream alive. 🙂

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    1. Thank you kindly. My winter muse has a rather dark personality, I suppose, but I enjoy dark imagery and melancholy themes. I truly appreciate your wonderful support. Many thanks for stopping by and reading. 🙂

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  1. Congratulations, dearest Mike!!!! More than deserved, my friend…your writing is truly a gift to read! And I absolutely love this piece, such a beautiful idea executed to perfection. Keep on shining 🤍🤗

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    1. Thanks a bunch. I liked the imagery of the crows circling in the sky and it just seemed to make sense to return to that image at the end. I’m pleased that you enjoyed this one. Much appreciated! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Peggy. I’m so glad to receive your support and encouragement, and truly grateful for your kindness. I hope you’re doing well and keeping warm (it’s 19 degrees F here at the moment). Thanks as always for stopping by. Much appreciated! 🙂

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  2. I read your beautiful piece and commented on MasticadoresIndia. Your work is amazing. You are such a talented soul. I hope that you continue to write on MasticadoresIndia. Your writing touches a lot of people Mike. Sending you hugs, love and tremendous respect. 🥰


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