Winter’s End by Jacqueline Nash

I am now on SoundCloud and this is my first attempt at narrating one of my own poems. This is slightly outside my comfort zone but I was determined to give it a go. It does seem to come through quite loud so you might need to turn the sound down a little. I hope it’s not too cringe making. The written version is below if you prefer.



Winter’s End

Winter has come
and I am still alive,
but what was left of my bloom
has faded,
and I struggle
within my insignificance.

The future hides it’s face from
my sight
and the now is such an empty
place to be,
so all I am left with
are my memories of yesterday.

I had not thought
the cold would come so soon,
to take me in it’s grip
and squeeze the life from me.

I had expected so much more
than this.

So much more than this.

The wheel has turned;
my life hanging
between the spokes
as it moves swiftly towards
Winter’s end.

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13 Responses to Winter’s End by Jacqueline Nash

  1. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you so much Pratyusha, very happy you like it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. noblethemes says:

    Very, very good! You have such a lovely voice, and I like the poem very much, as well as your choice of the beautiful tapestry to compliment your work!


  3. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you very much Jonathan for your kind comments, quite a relief, I was very nervous of putting this on today, spoken word does not come naturally to me 🙂


  4. Swapnil says:

    The way you write with stark simplicity and yet beautifully is really appreciable. Good work! 🙂


  5. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you so much, your comments are much appreciated 🙂


  6. maryc25 says:

    Jacqueline, please continue on SoundCloud. I have just listened to Echo and Winter’s End. You narrate them beautifully.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you so much Mary, you don’t know how much that means to me. I shall definitely be recording more – watch this space xxx


  8. deuxiemepeau says:

    Well done, I was just talking to a friend recently about how when I write a poem, I wonder how others read it, if they hear it as I hear it. Probably not, been thinking about doing the same for a while now. Congratulations- keep going- I really enjoyed listening

    Liked by 1 person

  9. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you Damien. I think everybody reads poems in their own way and read into them what they want. A friend of mine doesn’t like reading poems but enjoys listening to them, we’re all so different. Pleased you enjoyed listening, there will be some more coming soon.


  10. both the poem and the reading of it are splendid


  11. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, much appreciated.


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