The Snow Kingdom
Peaks of ice-capped mountains
in the distance slowly climb,
long ago the winter came,
gripped this land for all of time.
Frozen wastelands bordered by
an endless sea of ice,
Serene, bewitching, guileless climes
beneath cold-blooded skies.
‘We wandered through this alien landscape, unaware of how we came to be here. It’s cold, suppressed contours seemed unworthy of any life, and it was wholly conceivable that we were the only inhabitants of this fringed existence – my loved one and I. The sun shone in lonely animation, and scarcely did it penetrate the dense, snow-filled clouds; yet the wind was alive, and with unremitting cruelty blew gusts of snow into a sheet of ice all around us. In the grip of this incessant cold we wandered still – in search of shelter, in search of warmth.’
(c) Darren Hawbrook
6 thoughts on “The Snow Kingdom (part 1)”
Gorgeous wordplay and imagery here Darren x
Thank you! Glad you liked it 🙂
Wow, I really like this. You use some great words in here that I would definitely associate with snow/winter: bewitching; cold-blooded skies; sea of ice.
Thanks, Kate 🙂
Thank you for sharing with us
No problem, thanks for dropping by 🙂