A Winter Wish

20 Feb

View from our lanai - January vacation in Hawaii

A Winter Wish

Soft air is gentle, warm and kind
my limbs are tanned and free
the doves coo tender, flowers sway
with butterfly and bee

The roads unfold to waterfall
rock beach and pounding spray
the sweet days slip like pearls unstrung
this winter holiday

If only I could have a wish
I’d order time stand still
“Stop all the clocks” my one command
until I’ve had my fill

© 2012 by V. Nesdoly


This poem was inspired by “Carry On Tuesday – Prompt 145” and the words “Stop all the clocks.”

“Stop all the clocks” is found in the poem “Funeral Blues” by W. H. Auden.  Read and listen to the original poem here.


Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Personal


5 responses to “A Winter Wish

  1. seingraham

    February 20, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Hmm – I enjoyed your poem; enjoy the sentiment even more …


  2. keiths ramblings

    February 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    So often on holiday I’ve wished that time would stand still. A lovely piece which I can relate to.


  3. Andy Sewina

    February 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Yeah, I like the way this rhymes!


  4. J Cosmo Newbery

    February 23, 2012 at 1:17 am

    True enough. Most people don’t know when they have had their fill and the time is to move on.


  5. vnesdoly

    February 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Thanks so much Seingraham, Keith, Andy and J. Cosmo Newbery, for coming by and leaving a comment!



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