Days Like This

SAD is an aptly named acronym for Seasonal Affective Disorder. The cold days, the dark nights that now start even earlier since Daylight Savings Time ended are extremely depressing for me. And yet, I do enjoy the initial cool, cloudy days that come before the true harshness of winter begins.

I used to write a lot of poetry when I was in high school and college. That was a long time ago. But I’ve actually been inspired to write three poems in the last couple of months, which is a record for me lately! It feels nice. Here’s one I wrote a few days ago.

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Days Like This
by Tacy Stine

Days like this,
cloudy and cool,
after the aching heat of summer,
pour depth into my soul.

Days like this
make me yearn
for the peace of solitude
only nature can offer.

How I long to spend hours
among trees, rocks, water
and blue-gray clouds
with the cool air nipping at my skin.

Days like this
etch their way into my memory.
Days like this
are never to be forgotten.

One thought on “Days Like This

  1. This is really a lovely poem! The photo is lovely, also. I hear you on the SAD thing. A friend of mine made a similar comment to me today. She said it’s depressing going to work in the dark and returning home in the dark.

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