Before Winter

I left to see you:

the wind blew golden jewels

shook out curtains of fire flakes

heralds of star-strewn way

racing winter’s frost before me.


2 Timothy 4:21-22
Do your best to come before winter.
Eubulus sends greetings to you, as do Pudens and Linus and Claudia and all the brothers.
The Lord be with your spirit.
Grace be with you.


Grace at dVerse challenges us with the "wayra," a popular poetic form
in Peru and Bolivia written in five unrhymed lines of 5-7-7-6-8 syllables.
Click on Mr. Linky to join in.
Image credit: Autumn Leaves, Wallpaper Safari

81 thoughts on “Before Winter

    1. I love the passage of Scripture the picture made me think of! Thank you, Mandy. Are you going to be leaving comments in Greek and Hebrew in the future? Just use one word sentences please. I can Google those! ;>)

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    1. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit

      Beautiful concept and of course the “wordage” stunning, yes to the leaves! But also the last line and kmplications to me — and so clever with the realization of the ‘literary’ reference in scripture.

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      1. Thank you for those generous comments, Ain. Paul repeats his urging to Timothy twice in his letter. It humanizes this great man of God as nothing else which is why, I suppose, it’s always been so memorable to me.

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    1. Paul’s father-son relationship with Timothy humanizes the great Apostle to the Gentiles, doesn’t it? To me anyway, he’s so larger than life but in prison missing his spiritual son, so relatable. Thank you, Sami.

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  1. I just love this, Dora. It instantly brings a picture to mind, and a mental image of emotions as well–so beautifully crafted. Rather than let the form crowd the words, they seem to give it wings to fly, and the title is perfect.

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    1. Thank you so much, Joy, for those wonderful, generous words. Some have mentioned that the requirements of the form seemed to come easily to them, and perhaps there is something to that, the form lending itself to feeling. Thanks again. 💝

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