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Winter Sun
Bob Kimberly


Where is your warmth?
You rise late and retire early.
As you slide across the sky
Just above the chimney tops,
Your rays slant sideways
And brightly into our eyes,
But you don’t melt snow,
Warm fingers and toes,
Or chase the frost away.
Oh, Winter Sun,
We miss the warmth
You share in summer
As you climb on high
Traversing the sky.

© by Bob Kimberly.
Used here with the author’s permission.



Bob Kimberly is living in Excelsior, Minnesota after 54 years in Bellevue, Washington where he worked and ran a horse farm with his wife. Bob loved poetry growing up and in school, but didn't really do any writing until after he retired and joined a creative writing class. Although he writes mainly for himself, he has self-published four collections of poems and numerous chapbooks used as Christmas presents for family and friends. His poems have also been published in a variety of journals.



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Fun and exceedingly timely, and yes, Michael, with charming humility.
Posted 01/31/2019 10:59 AM
Well, I fed the birds and went for a walk this morning at -32--beautiful! There's nothing like a crisp sunny winter morning in the northwoods.
Posted 01/31/2019 10:01 AM
michael escoubas:
Wonderful poem in its simplicity and use of interesting verbs. Bob makes his point with charming humility.
Posted 01/31/2019 09:43 AM
Larry Schug:
Yesterday the high temp. here was -20. (It's -35.7 this morning) The sun was shining so brightly in a blue sky and we were all asking the question you pose in this little gem.
Posted 01/31/2019 07:10 AM

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