Swiss chalet

After awaking in a mountain chalet

Cold iron handle felt for in the dark,
Held and pulled up quickly.
Loud creak and shudder:
There is no gentle way to start the day inside
While being outdoors.

The glass is glazed twice over,
Functioning, but the light wood frame
Holds and does not protect.
The wind makes its way
Through the cracks the light sees,
Blind as ever to its potency,
Wretchedly howls and
Like needles that spread to thread then to clothe.

Another barrier ofย iron and wood to push out:
Afraid to be exposed;
An elemental fear.
It bangs the sides of the home –
Clang and clatter with echoing treble.

Quieter, that now enveloped in it all.
Fresh white snow tickling the nostrils.
Lips pursed to keep in the cuss,
To resemble strength,
To help steady breath.
Eyes water heedlessly
Scanning the abrupt horizon for life –
The grey fog clears to join its boundaries
Being chased away by light
That protects with a rainbow dagger.

‘Tis time to venture out.

Rainbow in Swiss Alps

Random word chosen (suggested) but image from personal collection: Image search.

14 thoughts on “After awaking in a mountain chalet”

  1. “The wind makes it way
    Through the cracks the light sees –
    Blind as ever to its potency.”

    I love these lines because it made me think of photography with light seeping in ever so beautifully. Really enjoyed the poem

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment. I appreciate it. You know I had exactly the same picture in my mind when I wrote those lines. I am so happy that I could transfer that to you with the choice of my words. *feeling ecstatic*

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    1. Thank you. I am learning new ways of expressing myself. Not easy but it makes it worth while when I get thoughtful comments such as yours. Funnily enough I didn’t think of the rain-bow dagger connection in those terms. I was inspired by my photograph where the rainbow looks like it’s piercing through the ground. I am surprised by where the poem took me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Really cool to have you point it out.

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