Poetry Porch: Poetry

 

BASSO PROFUNDO: A Carol
by Wesli Court

Blow by blow the north wind sings,
His bass reverberates and rings.


Boreas whistles from the sky
Making the snowflakes whirl and fly,
Each fleck a frigid butterfly
Blow by blow the north wind sings

A song that makes our chattering teeth
Sound like the rattling of a wreath,
And in the background, far beneath,
His bass reverberates and rings.

The silent chorus of the stars
Waits in the wings with reservoirs
Of winter agues, massed catarrhs
Blow by blow the north wind sings

Nol, nol, beneath the trees
Bereft of leaves oh! hear us sneeze,
Cough and snuffle, hack and wheeze
As north winds bass resounds and rings

Blow by blow the north wind sings,
His bass reverberates and rings.



Copyright © 2009 by Wesli Court.