Cloudless windless

Noiseless night

Even the critters

Are out of sight

Leaves of trees

Blades of grass

Are standing still

Like shards of glass

And as I peer

Into the sleepy lake

There’s no reflection

Of stars there

In horror I gasp

And search around

Something real to

Settle my mind

But everything is still

Frozen or dead

Winter has come

Where it never came

To a warmer life

And a sunny place

Is it winter

Or am I lost

Into a dimension

Newly cast

Where nothing breathes

Or nothing moves

Just an expanse

Of monochrome gloom

Disciplined and uniform


No colours bloom