Loneliness Is The Longest of Seasons

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco."
~Mark Twain

Linking with Poetry Jam

Spring is like a lover
 that kisses you on the lips.
While summer is a brother
 that hits you with a fist.
Then autumn is a sister
you want to remain close.
Yet lonely's name is winter
that come to leave you all alone.


  1. oy, loneliness is a brutal season...and one that hopefully does not last long as we hope for the next spring....full of feeling carrie...

  2. That was really lovely, carrie
    ~and a great quote

  3. Loneliness definitely is a difficult season to endure. Your poem speaks the truth!

  4. I so love the title of this poem. Yes, loneliness is the longest season. So true, Carrie.

  5. A beautiful flowing poem Carrie :-) And that is one of my favorite quotes!! (San Francisco is one of my favorite cities and well, Mark Twain, is brilliant!)

  6. Your poem is beautiful! Having only boys, I had to laugh about the description for summer!

  7. Great metaphor equating loneliness with winter! I don't like it when it gets too cold, but snow is pretty. Lovely poem :)

  8. Nice one! I really liked the title:)

  9. Very nice blog photo. Winter is the season of gloom but Mark Twain is right it all depends on what is happening in your life at the moment.

  10. Connecting seasons with people .. nice!!

  11. A loneliness of a kind that allows a respite from wilds encountered earlier. Winter is a period of reflection to prepare for the year ahead! Nicely Carrie!


  12. I agree with Loredana...great analogy: lonliness=winter

  13. Lovely symbols in each season here--lover, brother, sister--and yes I agree loneliness would be the longest season. Well done and thanks for taking on my prompt!

  14. soooo beautiful, Carrie! LOVE this!

    thank you for participating at Poetry Jam!


  15. Well, the Twain quote is marvelous! ANd winter.... well, I find it nice as we all "hibernate" together a bit more. But I do know that the opposite can be true. I loved the comparison to relationships. Nice.

  16. I come home to your blog, Carrie and find a shared soul.

  17. Love this! Very nicely written, Carrie.

  18. i like the thought that the seasons are a family, close relations that share your life. Really inspiring poem.

  19. A fitting view to accompany the poem and wonderful Twain quote (one of my favorite authors).

  20. Carrie,

    I love your poem which seems to hit the mood exactly as per each season...Winter can be rather depressing for those living alone.
    I like your seasonal banner photo, which warms the heart!!
    Best Wishes,
    Carrie, so nice to have had your Blog featured a few weeks ago. Much deserved indeed:)


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