by Nix Winter
Copyright 2010

Sweet tension
Lures me
so that I see
your smile alone
the instant
transient beauty
as the world brushes across your soul
not the dark
where my longing
for you
will crush
my heart
my Lorelei  

photo copyright Gheorghe Chesler 2010

by Nix Winter
copyright 2009

Yellowing pages.
life's winding stages
witness the sun
see the dust in the bright air
Sol can't hold time
though my fingers try
tears bring not what
ideas on pages
thoughts behind eyes
time yellows pages
held too long
Dust to butterflies
old, crumbling was
could cling
but throw it high
yellowed wishes
fly in the sky
breathe spring
yellowed sunlight
and sparkling new

by Nix Winter
copyright 2007

How did these daughters come from me?
Powerful, fragile, hesitant, and free

The center and the reason
the youth and giving season

My season now feels cold
theirs has just begun to bold

I don't want this to be my winter
I don't want my family to splinter

Change feels harder than I knew
My children to adults did grew

I need my meaning to renew

And I have yet to start on this path
Alone with echoes of a past laugh

I'm going to find my way
make this my new spring day

Adonis Not
By Nix Winter
copyright 2009

I knew this man
golden smooth
like olive oil
slipping over fingers
warm and thick
Dark eyes
the sunlit edge of the forest
fragile smile
begging for protection
song glittering and
lovely, but icy
like the long fingers of winter
deeper in his eyes
there are lies
his words, pretty sighs
like the lacy surf on sand
rushing around my ankles
tickling, whispering of siren
ware, be ware
the surf swirls with promise
but it’s not me that pulls it
Distant, the moon draws
his ocean heart
the secrets too deep for me
Be ware the man
whose heart is torn between
cold depths and the airless moon
what promises offered
such hints and whispers
hold no treasure for me
I’ve the sunshine

Nix Winter
copyright 2006

I can see the twilight
just a few years away
softly blue, promises turned to mist
Where is my love?
Where is everlasting truth?
Somewhere missed
Somewhere of
where I've not been
and my hands
twilight shows on them
little lines like the feathers of time
These hands have done some good
These hands have done some wicked
and tonight, my love
where ever you are
I'm not afraid of the twilight
My hands can type still
and maybe when you pass by
you'll see my words and know
how much I loved you

Jewls the Lucky
by Nix Winter
copyright 2004

Twilight eyes
autumn hair
a smile of ice
flaming frozen flair

a bard of wending smoke
willful magic none may own
song does glamour deep invoke
still the jewel's already flown

House of Fire
Luck's snowy virgin white
Forever is his sire
Dam's lady luck's light

He's chance's jewel
saint of luck
made of Earth a fool
in Erin's bargain struck

like percussion
are spirits
reclaiming the
asphalt as their

 New Flowers
by Nix Winter
copyright 2008

What happens to
empty places
in the dark
and velvety winter
secret and reach
to embrace
life anew

Such beautiful
and splendid
flowers I've
but it is the
of yesterday's
flowers that
make me
I can take
good care
of flowers
there will

Nix Winter
copyright 2007

I have left it a shell
this space
where I
was your

The walls bare
floor swept,
windows open
it waits.


A shell
your dishes are sitting
on the floor
in my room
my room


is a
life the golden earth
fleeing back towards the lion
as I run

I am the dancing antelope
the teeth of time
I feel them
so much golden earth
yet remains to me.

I shall run a bit more.

September 20, 2008


as chill as

dew, collecting

on a breathing rose

being because it is.


is the droplets of life

collecting in

a human


Like the dawn, we must begin again, always.
rig the dice
keep a soul on ice
run with all the silly mice
minutes of life for daily rice

hidden rage
illusionary cage
tired of the mileage
afraid of the wreckage

my voice I'll see
my dreams I'll be
True love of life is key
A great living, vibrant tree