Approaching Darkness

 Some dread the winter darkness,
depressed at onset of Autumn.
My man is one of them,
and I dread his gloomy mood.

Others love those lengthening nights
with cosy fires and Christmas,
Strictly Come Dancing
and comfort food – the turn of another year.



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9 Responses to Approaching Darkness

  1. wolfsrosebud says:

    Let there be light! I guess there is the full spectrum light bulbs to help out.


  2. earlybird says:

    I love the changing seasons. Although, living in the south we have mostly sunny days, the light’s different depending on the season and the temperature of course. I couldn’t live happily without the light any more.


  3. Reflections says:

    Autumn is one of my favorite times of year, though I miss the drastic change of seasons. Where I am now, it happens just a bit later, and all too fast… within a week or so from green to color to bare signalling the winter is here.


  4. Mike Patrick says:

    I rather enjoy winter. We haven’t had much snow for the last ten years or so; maybe that is why I enjoy it. Now that we have a hot tub, there is something wonderful about sitting in 104-degree water while the snow swirls around. Those monkeys in the hot springs of Japan had a good idea.


  5. Funny, even though part of my mental disorder is seasonal affective (“Winter Blues”), I do love winter. Harder to get out of the house, and I can relate to your husband, Viv. But I moved back to the States from Puerto Rico for precisely that reason: To experience the change of seasons, to watch Autumn put the earth to bed for the long winter; to see the joy on people’s faces when the first crocuses peep out of the snow in March. This is lovely – sometimes the secret to a happy marriage is that one complements the other in preferences! Amy xo (Just for you: “Shrooms” are also known as Magic Mushrooms, a mild hallucinogenic – from my twenties, mind you!!)


  6. I do love the changing seasons, there is something about them that feeds the spirit. But I have to admit, the cold and darkness get to me. Winter here in Reno is long and thus we flee.


  7. ceciliag says:

    I am one who dreads it.. i need lots of light! but I also love lighting the fire.. so i guess it is ok! c


  8. RJ Clarken says:

    What a strange dichotomy – when you might love a season but your significant other does not, and it colors your view of things in an unexpected way. But perhaps it can sometimes work in the opposite way?

    (And as for me, I too love the change of seasons.)


  9. Tilly Bud says:

    Something I love about Britain is the changing seasons. I missed it when I was in SA.


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