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MAGIC OF LIFE by Jennifer Christie Temple


Finding a semblance of perspective with a fellow writer of real talent, I feel the need mention and showcase her work.

A UK based writer friend of mine being a published author and accomplished reviewer and editor in her working life, enjoys writing poetry in her retirement. 

Having had the pleasure of her sharing a few of her poems with me, I eagerly snapped up this collection. Not that I'm much into poetry, other than Frost and a very few others, but I'm in awe of her insight and wordsmith skills. One piece from her published collection applicable to the theme of this site is "Ode To Winter" showcased here.


Ode To Winter
© 2015 Jennifer Christie Temple

Kindly Winter, mother of life,
protector in Death’s shadow,
holds life’s potential safe from strife,
as all around lays fallow.

Though oft misnamed as time of death,
or as a waste portrayed,
Winter is holder of life’s breath,
a gentle, pregnant maid.

When Earth is gripped by icy blast
and all around seems dead,
within your warm heart you hold fast
to life’s unconscious thread.

Wild child of Spring leaps forth, replete,
out of this icebound tomb
but all the budding push of life
was harboured in your womb.

As new beginnings seize the day,
you fade and are forgotten.
For youths care not about the ways
of mothers that begot them.

And as the year turns and matures,
made fecund by the sun;
the sultry atmosphere’s allure
tempts all to act as one.

Hot summer’s flush of radiance,
pure beauty in its prime;
season of sexual dalliance,
now exalted and sublime.

Too soon the heady days must wane,
leave life to count the cost
of lazy, careless love, profane,
now paid in innocence lost.

Season of mellow fruitfulness,
Autumn, you carry death!
Bloated by age and fulsomeness,
you sigh out life’s last breath.

But Winter catches and holds fast
ephemeral life-force
and safe within her wombs of snow
she will nurture nature’s source.


Please support this talented poet by purchasing and reviewing her collection

Magic of Life by Jennifer Christie Temple

A celebration of life from the mystical to the mundane, these poems explore the nature of reality from the perspective of the human mind. A varied collection of poems for those who never lost their sense of childish wonder. 


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