Awakened Winters

Branches during snowy winters

Awakened winters
Marble eyelashes crinkle.

I observe them,
while they read my will
as the indecisive epitaph
On the grave of a hanged man.

A dying leaf
seeks peace,
Tormented by the enthusiasm of the wind.

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A brief note on artistic works inspired by winter

The winter season has long been a muse for artists of various creative disciplines, inspiring them to capture its beauty and melancholy in their works. In poetry, this period of the year is often portrayed as a metaphor for endings and new beginnings, with poems such as Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and Emily Dickinson’s “It Sifts from Leaden Sieves” evoking the rawness and quiet beauty of the season.

In music, composers have drawn inspiration from the icy season landscapes to create pieces of extraordinary beauty, such as Tchaikovsky‘s “Winter Dreams” symphony and Vivaldi‘s “Winter” concerto from the Four Seasons.

Winter is one of the most intense movements of Antonio Vivaldi's Four Seasons
Winter is one of the most intense movements in Antonio Vivaldi’s (1678 – 1741) Four Seasons.

In painting, artists such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Claude Monet captured the serene stillness of winter scenes in their masterpieces. In contrast, writers like Charles Dickens and JK Rowling used winter settings to evoke a sense of nostalgia and magic in their literature.

Overall, this season continues to be a rich source of inspiration for artists seeking to explore themes of transformation, introspection, and the passage of time in their creative works.

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