Poem: A Winter Evening

This was the first poem I published on this blog. I wrote it over 4 years back, when I was just 10, and haven’t written anything new recently, so thought of reposting it. Looking back, I wouldn’t call it a good poem, but since this was where it all started, there seems no harm in sharing it. Do tell me how you find it!

Photo by Lucas Ettore Chiereguini on Pexels.com

The sun sat at the horizon,

and I plunged into a vision


A lark leisurely hummed,

a music no musician could strum.


I sat by the hearth,

and warmth spread through my heart.


Around the sun began to develop

an envelope.

Any second now it would dip,

and light from the world strip.


I looked at the pond,

a thing of which I was fond

My reflection seemed to be a mirage,

for there was something wrong with my visage.


Before I could think,

my eyes chose to blink.

I heard a dog’s bark,

and the next moment it was dark.




So it has been almost 8 months since I started blogging. It has been fantastic so far. Thank you to all my readers! Look forward to reading your wonderful comments!

Published by Ishaan Sharma

Hello There! My name is Ishaan, and I am a poet with a wandering imagination. I travel my wide thoughts and pen them down. I look forward to hearing from you!

42 thoughts on “Poem: A Winter Evening

    1. Hi Ishaan Sharma (and Matt),

      I certainly agree with Matt, who himself is a writer, and who is so kind as to praise your poem and image here.

      I would like to add further. For a 14-year-old, you poem indicates to me that you have done well and have great potential.

      Like you, I also write rhyming poems. I would like to encourage you to investigate and include a plethora of techniques such as end rhymes, internal rhymes as well as rhythmic devices, syllabic schemes, and other subtle or overt features.

      This is not to mean that free-form poems are not worthy of writing, as long as we bear in mind that many of the non-rhyming ones that we routinely encounter can be too unstructured and ad hoc, their form (or lack thereof) even widely abused, exploited or misunderstood by those who lack the required imagination and discipline to achieve or maintain poetic excellence.

      In other words, beyond writing poems that rhyme in various imaginative ways, we can also consider the use of rhythmic schemes, syllabic patterns and other numeric properties and calligraphic considerations. On my main blog, you can also observe how my poems are wedded to my art, graphics and musical compositions.

      In any case, we shall keep writing poems so that we may continue to improve and satisfy ourselves, regardless of what others might think of our poems. After all, poetry is always a subjective art and caters to different people and purposes. One person’s poem could be another person’s poison.

      You can easily locate my poems concerning a variety of topics, which are accessible at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/tag/poem/

      Please be informed that many of my multimedia posts will take a while to load completely, and will benefit from being viewed on a large screen of a desktop or laptop computer, since those lengthy multimedia posts and my blog could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

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      1. Thanks a lot for your advice. I will surely take all this in account. I tried visiting your site, but like you said, it doesn’t load properly on a mobile. So will check it on my pc soon. Thanks for reading!

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        1. on wordpress, when you are in block editor, click on add block, and image. Choose media library option. On left side it will show option of previously used images, google photos and free media library. The free media library is by pexels and you can use the images on your blog legally.

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