On dreigh* cold shuddery days
A glim* of daylight, no more
A dim and gloomy mist
Declare myself the faller
The one who falls to the floor

Oh for a more welcome haze
The stately swish of the shore
Bleak nightmare phantoms dismissed
I draw a breath and holler
Not me that falls to the floor

The ground leaps up unbidden
And wallops me in the face


(Scot, dialect.) Tedious; dreary.

(Scot.) A little bit; small portion; scrap.


About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on February 11, 2015, in Poetry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Felt your pain! I hope you didn’t literally have a fall, and that this is merely metaphor. If you did indeed meet the floor so rudely, may you recover quickly, my friend!

    (Ben, I owe you email, forgive me. Plus I enjoyed receiving the photos of your poetry group gathering and have meant to thank you sooner. The last few weeks have been bad ones but I’m starting to do a little better again. Hope to catch up with more of your poetry soon.)

    Be well!

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    • Don’t worry, Betty. All a metaphor, written for a friend who has had several things happen to her, ranging from disappointing to unbelievably terrible. I was hoping to cheer her up a little, or at least help her feel a little less alone.

      As for me: things are good and Spring is coming which means gratefully received warmer days.

      Sorry you have been experiencing bad times. I suspected that something of that kind was going on, having not seen you about on WP. Of course, it might have simply been computer/connection trouble rather than health problems or difficult circumstances. Always being missed and being thought of. 🙂

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  2. If I didn’t know better I’d swear that you lived in New Hampshire.

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  3. Life can deal you a tough hand anywhere. This isn’t really about the weather. 🙂


  4. There are times when roughness surrounds all and being slapped in the face awakens and awareness. Maybe it will help change directions. [Not about the weather – for me I take that away to a small degree. The weather can be so limiting at times]. 😉

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  5. The woman whose post inspired this has been waiting for a very long time for things to ease up enough for any benefit to manifest.


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