Cold Lies


winter sun is closer now than in summer.

The rays are stronger, brighter and yet…

Our days are shorter and colder.


The irony of our rotation makes me want to laugh.

The snow reflects brightly, the day so blue.

Our cattle are covered in frost.


The snow reflects light so brilliantly today.

The false heat waves shimmer.

The cold: a hammer strike.


The winter dance wraps us in layers thick and warm.

The body sweats and dreams of spring.

The cold sun lies for months.


Inspired today, at up to -27C (yes up to, we were much colder), by our dogs and cows who were fooled by the sunlight and chilled by the cold.

Copyright 2012 Shanyn Silinski



  1. Doug French said,

    January 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm


  2. Janet Macy said,

    January 20, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I love this. Thanks for sharing.

    I love those cows. I’m not sure how they would handle the Kansas 100 degrees during the summers tho.

    • shanyns said,

      January 21, 2012 at 4:19 am

      Thanks for coming by Janet. They do okay in our hot summers, I think dryer summers would suit them better than our humid ones but they adapt very well!

  3. planaquarium said,

    January 21, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Wow, and I was complaining about 5 degrees and 2 inches of snow!

    Also just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award (details here: Thank you for your great blog!

    • shanyns said,

      January 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      thank you for coming by…we are warmer now for a while and getting more snow. Thank you also for the nomination, I’m honoured.

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